In November, the city welcomed new Planning Manager Tracy Steinkruger.
Steinkruger has more than 10 years of municipal service experience, including working most recently as a senior planner with the City of Pasadena. Previously she worked as an assistant planner, associate planner and senior planner for the City of Burbank.
“I am honored to have been selected to lead San Gabriel’s Planning Division,” Steinkruger said. “The team here is a great blend of seasoned veterans and up-and-coming staff who are dedicated to serving San Gabriel’s residents and businesses and continuing a long-standing tradition of outstanding community service.”
Steinkruger’s extensive experience in planning includes serving as the project manager for Burbank’s General Plan (Burbank 2035), working on several large scale mixed-use developments, and most recently in Pasadena, working on several high priority projects.
In her free time, Steinkruger enjoys running, reading, camping, watching sports and playing with her cat, Leo. Steinkruger said she originally became interested in city planning at her first job, when she was 15 years old, doing parks maintenance for the City of Lincoln, Neb. Parks and Recreation Department. The construction of a new park in an up-and-coming neighborhood inspired her to pursue a career in the field.
Steinkruger has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies and a Masters in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is also actively involved with the American Planning Association (Los Angeles Chapter) and is currently serving as the director of programs.