Rob Gutierrez is the City of New Haven’s Director of Planning. Prior to coming to New Haven, Rob worked as a Planner for the City of Elkhart, Indiana. During his time in Elkhart, Rob developed a reputation for delivering strong customer service in helping residents and local businesses through the planning process. Rob has a passion for planning and in particular fostering economic development through the creation of memorable communities.
Born and raised in Northern California, Rob finished high school in Utah and later graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources. He holds a Certificate in CEQA Practice from the University of California San Diego and is working to complete a Masters in Infrastructure Planning & Management from the University of Washington.