Interim City Manager Sean Joyce announced yesterday that Marc Wiener, Community Development Director of Laguna Beach since December 2019, has decided to leave the City effective immediately to pursue other professional opportunities. “I wish to thank Marc for his contributions these past 4 years and to wish him well in his future endeavors. Marc is proud of his time in Laguna and of the many friends he made along the way,” Joyce said.
Joyce appointed Laguna Beach Public Works Director Mark McAvoy acting director of Community Development while the City conducts a recruitment for Mr. Wiener’s replacement.
Throughout this interim period Mark McAvoy will work closely with Assistant Community Development Director Matt Schneider to provide continuity of department leadership that provides services upon which so many residents rely every day. Mark McAvoy is not a candidate for the Community Development Director position.
Mark McAvoy has assigned City Engineer Mark Trestik, a 23-year veteran of Laguna Beach, as Acting Public Works Director during his assignment. The two will remain in regular communication to ensure no disruption of operations in Public Works and to facilitate a seamless transition upon McAvoy’s return to Public Works. “I am confident that the depth and breadth of talent in Public Works will allow for Mark McAvoy’s temporary absence without reducing service to the public.