Culver City logoThe City of Culver City is pleased to announce that Elaine Gerety Warner is the City’s new economic development director. Elaine, who began working for the City in 2002, most recently served as an economic development project manager, which included leading the City’s economic recovery efforts amid the COVID 19 pandemic.

Elaine has more than 20 years of public and private sector management experience developing and administering special projects and programs.  Her expertise includes areas of strategy and planning, special event production, community outreach/engagement, marketing/promotion, assessment district formation, policy analysis and project management. As the new economic development director, Elaine will lead in creating and managing economic vitality and business development efforts, advancing reinvestment and revitalization projects, and promoting Culver City’s unique businesses and commercial districts.

Elaine assumes this position as part of the reorganization of the Community Development Department, following the retirement of Sol Blumenfeld.  Elaine is a graduate of Tufts University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from California State University, Long Beach. She lives in Culver City with her husband, daughter, and dog Pixie.