Madeline Sturms has been appointed community development director for the city of Pleasant Hill, where she has been a senior planner since 2015 after joining the city as an associate planner and stormwater coordinator in 2013, according to a release. As community development director, Sturms will direct and participate in the preparation of the city’s comprehensive development plans and land use ordinances. She will supervise all functions of planning and building, communications, economic development, and the parks and recreation division. “Sturms is a committed leader in her profession, community, and our cIty operations. We are excited to elevate her as our next community development director for Pleasant Hill,” J. Benjamin Champ, city manager, said in a statement.