Senior Planner/Operations Manager
Chris Dacumos has 15+ years experience in government and has spent the past 7 years in community development. He was motivated to pursue a career in government to practice efficiency, community engagement, visioning, and sustainability. Chris joined Good City Company in 2020 focusing on planning and assisting with business operations and development. He is adept at working across departments with the ability to digest complex ideas or processes and build partnerships with different functional areas.
With Good City Company, Chris manages the development review process or assists in the management for large projects including residential and commercial development in cities along the Peninsula. Some of these projects include:
Chris coordinates the environmental review of a school district workforce housing project, reviews large office development plans, and minor modifications to wireless cellular facilities. In addition to his planning duties, he also assists public agencies with contracts, policy, process, staffing, budget analyses, fee studies or updates, recruitment, and general project management.
With Good City, Chris also assists in business operations including human resources, developing proposals, and researching and implementing new technologies to improve operational efficiency.
Chris began as an aide to Congressman George Miller (retired) and then went on to graduate school where he studied public policy. After graduate school, he assisted with mangrove restoration in wetlands in the Philippines. Following this experience, he went on to work for the San Mateo County Transportation District (Samtrans, Caltrain, and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority), the Town of Hillsborough, and the City of Redwood City. With the City of Redwood City, Chris managed the Ferry Financial Feasibility Study and Cost-Benefit & Economic Impact Analyses. The effort involved coordination between the City, the Port of Redwood City, and the Water Emergency Transportation Authority.