Meet the Economic & Community Development Director
  Linda F. Tatum, AICP
Acting Community Development Director

Linda F. Tatum, is a planner with more than 20 years of professional planning experience and has been a manager of planning programs in the public and private sector for the more than 20 years. Ms. Tatum is experienced in managing complex projects including the preparation of general plans and comprehensive general plan updates, specific plans, transit-oriented development plans, comprehensive zoning code updates and zoning code amendments, and design guidelines. With extensive experience in a widerange of planning and development projects, she is an adept manager of people and programs, and a skilled practitioner who is proficient in state of the art planning practices.

Ms. Tatum currently serves as Acting Community Development Director in the
City of Inglewood, CA. Her prior work includes positions as Group Manager, Planning + Urban Design, Atkins Global (PBS&J); and Planning Manager in the City of Culver City.

Ms. Tatum has a Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning and a Bachelor of
Arts in Government and Sociology, both from Florida State University. She is currently
President of the California Planning Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide scholarships for California students in planning programs throughout the State. She also serves on the APA California Chapter Board of Directors; is a member of the California Planning Roundtable; and a member of the Planning Accreditation Board’s Site Visitor Pool. For the last several years, Ms. Tatum has taught classes in the University Extension Program at California State University, Fullerton, in the Urban Planning Certificate Program.