Solana Beach hires new director of community development

The city of Solana Beach is proud to announce the hiring of Bill Chopyk as the new director of community development. Chopyk has more than 30 years of experience in city planning and community development. He joins the city of Solana Beach from the city of La Mesa, where he served as the community development director for more than eight years. Chopyk is active regionally where he has participated on many San Diego Association of Government planning boards and has served as the chair of the Regional Planning Technical Working Group. Chopyk also previously worked as a planner for the California cities of Belmont, Pasadena and Claremont, the Port of San Diego, the Indiana Department of Commerce, and Summit County, Utah.

Chopyk holds a bachelor’s degree in urban planning from the University of Utah and a master’s in public administration from Notre Dame de Namur University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. Chopyk will begin his employment with Solana Beach on Aug. 31.

-submitted press release