BEVERLY HILLS—Nancy Hunt-Coffey, Assistant Director of Community Services will be appointed by the City of Beverly Hills as the new Director of Community Services. Hunt-Coffey will assume the position following the retirement of Steve Zoet in March.

According to a press release from the city of Beverly Hills, Hunt-Coffey, 48, has been with the City for more than eight years, overseeing the Library, recreation services and fine arts. Under her leadership, the Library leapt into the 21st century, offering eBooks and audio books delivered wirelessly, self-checkout and returns using radio frequency ID and robotics technology, online classes and tutoring, and other innovative technology services.

“Nancy has outstanding experience and leadership skills,” said City Manager Mahdi Aluzri. “Her knowledge of the community and sense of fiscal responsibility are tremendous assets that will serve the Community Services Department and the City well in the coming years.”

She led the team to build the Roxbury Community Center and the new Children Library, bringing both projects to completion ahead of schedule and under budget. She was responsible for spearheading an innovative program to integrate the Library, Human Services and Recreation divisions to meet the needs of our more vulnerable community members.

Hunt-Coffey has a bachelor’s degree in English and Spanish literature from Occidental College. She has a master’s degree in Information Studies from UCLA. She previously worked at the city of Glendale for more than 20 years before moving to Beverly Hills.

While in Glendale, she lead the Information Technology Department’s eGovernment program and as Director of the Glendale Library. She holds appointments at both UCLA and USC, teaching graduate students in management and librarianship. Hunt-Coffey currently lives in Beverly Hills with her husband and two children.