Earlier this month the City of Lake Elsinore welcomed its newest employees, Director of Community Development Grant Taylor and Management Analyst Nicole Dailey.

Taylor, who started with the City on May 13, will manage the overall operation of the City’s Community Development Department, including planning, building and safety, and code enforcement. He will also play a critical role on the City’s economic development team. Dailey will be responsible for community, media and intergovernmental relations and will assist the City Manager with special projects and programs. Her first day with the City was May 20.

“Both of these positions are critical for the City and will be an integral part of helping the City become the ultimate lake destination where our residents can live, work, play, build futures and fulfill dreams,” said Mayor Bob Magee. “We were very fortunate to find local, well-qualified professionals who are eager to join our team and passionate about our community.”

Both Taylor and Dailey live locally. Taylor has been a resident of Horsethief Canyon for 11 years and Dailey has lived in Lake Elsinore for more than 20 years.

Taylor comes to the City with more than 27 years of municipal experience. He most recently served as the Director of Development Services for the City of San Juan Capistrano.  Prior to his public sector career, he was drafted by and played basketball for the Portland Trailblazers. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Sciences from the University of California, Irvine.

“I am glad to be a part of the City’s team,” said Taylor. “I look forward to working with the City Council, City Manager, residents, business owners and staff to bring positive developments to the City that will create jobs, revenue and opportunities for our community.”

Dailey has nearly 10 years of public relations and communications experience, primarily in the public sector. She comes to the City from the San Bernardino County Employees’ Retirement Association where she served as the Communications Officer. In addition, she previously served on the City of Lake Elsinore’s Public Safety Advisory Commission and the Citizen Corps Council. Dailey has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from San Diego State University and is currently earning her Master’s in Business Administration from Pepperdine University.

“I have lived here since I was seven years old, and I am thrilled to be able to serve my community,” said Dailey. “I feel blessed to have the opportunity to make a difference and ensure our residents and businesses are well informed about how the City is improving our community and quality of life.”