Daniel Dameron
Northern California Community Development Director

ESA  Staff

As vice president and director of Community Development in Northern California, Dan leads a team of community planning, environmental, transportation, and sustainability experts that partner with our clients to better shape our communities. He specializes in large-scale, complex, multidisciplinary planning and development projects, providing strategic assistance to local jurisdictions, development interests, and agencies.

Dan brings more than 30 years of public and private sector experience, working on a wide variety of community planning and design projects. For every project he is a part of, Dan provides an in-depth understanding of progressive land use, policy, and implementation strategies to effectively enhance the feasibility, livability, and sustainability of projects and communities. His award-winning experience incudes managing, preparing and implementing General Plans, Specific Plans, Downtown Plans, Master Plans, design guidelines, zoning and development standards, entitlement coordination, housing studies, public jurisdiction staff assistance, Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) entitlements, public involvement programs, and other planning services and tools.

Dan holds a Bachelor of Science in city and regional planning from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He is a member of the American Planning Association and the Urban Land Institute.