Susan Healy Keene

Special Advisor
Phone: (408) 437-5400

Susan Healy Keene, AICP, is a professional planner with extensive experience in development review process and management who has served California local governments for 30 years in planning and community development. Susan served most recently as Director of Community Development for the City of Beverly Hills, where she directed operations that included planning, building and safety, code enforcement, transportation, traffic engineering, rent stabilization, special events, and filming. She also implemented a Department Strategic Plan, initiated a mandatory seismic retrofit program for soft-story structures and introduced electronic plan review. Susan also served as Director of Community Development in the City of West Hollywood , where she facilitated adoption of the West Hollywood Green Building Ordinance, supported affordable housing efforts, and coordinated major development projects. She has led leadership development programs and taught sessions in management, conflict resolution and emotional intelligence, and CEQA basics for the Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP). Her skills and expertise include project management, community outreach, consensus building, facilitation and training.