Nicholas Liguori, AICP, was selected as the Community Development Director in June 2023. In this role, he oversees the Planning, and Building and Safety Divisions. Nicholas has extensive experience in strategic planning, land use, zoning policy development, and community engagement from his nearly 20-year career with the neighboring City of Chino where he was an integral part of their leadership team.
Nicholas is a skilled leader and planner who has successfully overseen communitywide projects, negotiated major development agreements, and strategically led the City of Chino through its growing development. Prior to joining the City of Chino Hills, he spent nearly 20 years in various positions with the City of Chino’s Development Services Department, most recently as Director of Development Services for the past five years and as Community Development Director for four years prior to that. Nicholas successfully led the City through a comprehensive General Plan update and two Housing Element updates, which will be instrumental as the City of Chino Hills completes its current General Plan Update and implements the City’s new Housing Element.
Education and Affiliations
Nicholas earned a master’s degree in public administration from California State University, Northridge and a bachelor’s degree in urban and regional planning from the California Polytechnic State University, Pomona. He is also a Certified Planner through the American Institute of Certified Planners.
“Chino Hills is an exceptional community known for its scenic beauty and quality of life. I am excited to work with residents and the business community to continue the City’s tradition of responsible development that enhances these attributes.”
- Nicholas Liguori, Community Development Director