Elizabeth Savage is Director of the Department of Human Services and Rent Stabilization for the City of West Hollywood. She has worked for the City for more than 18 years. With her background in rent stabilization, affordable housing development, risk management, finance, and administration of social service agency funding, Elizabeth brings strong leadership skills and an extensive knowledge of the community to her position.
Before becoming Director, she served as Interim Director of the current Department of Human Services and Rent Stabilization, as well as the previous Department of Rent Stabilization; as Manager of the Rent Stabilization and Housing Division; as Project Development Administrator in Housing; and as a Financial Management Analyst in the Finance and Information Technology Department. In 2014, she was the recipient of the Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing (SCANPH) Bright Lights award.
Ms. Savage’s responsibilities include leading the development of the City’s five-year strategic plan for Aging in Place/Aging in Community. Building on what the city already does to serve its community, the goal of this action-oriented plan is to identify needs that should be addressed, and address those needs through innovation, more community connectivity, or other government or non-profit agency help. The strategic plan has a West Hollywood “flavor” in how it includes serving the needs of long-term HIV/AIDS survivors, the Russian community, LGBT folks, and others, in culturally competent ways.
Ms. Savage holds an Executive MBA from the Peter F. Drucker School at the Claremont Graduate University, with emphasis in strategy and leadership.