About Marc Wiener

Marc Wiener was appointed Laguna Beach Community Development Director in December 2019.  He has 14 years of experience working in coastal communities, having previously worked as director for the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea. He enjoys public service and the unique challenges that come with the position of being director.

Marc focuses on clear communication and finding the most direct path to a solution. He is pragmatic and thoughtful in his approach and seeks common objectives in a collaborative manner. His goals are to improve the Community Development Department practices and procedures, streamline the entitlement process in a sensible manner, address longstanding policy issues, and ensure that the staff is providing exceptional customer service to the community.

Marc is an AICP (American Institute of Certified Planners) certified Planner. He holds a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from San Jose State University and a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Environmental Studies from UC Santa Cruz. Marc enjoys spending time with his family, mountain biking and hiking.