Buellton has a new planning director as of July 1.
Andrea Keefer was selected for the position to take over from Marc Bierdzinski, who has been doing double duty as city manager and planning director.
Keefer holds a master’s degree in city and regional planning from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and has been with the city three years as an assistant planner.
During that time, she has taken on an increased workload and responsibilities, including working on the Avenue of Flags Specific Plan, the Live Oak Lanes Bowling Alley and the Network Industrial Center, Bierdzinski said.
Keefer said she is looking forward to continuing to work with the Buellton community in her new role.