David Shabazian


Director David ShabazianDavid Shabazian was appointed director of the California Department of Conservation by Governor Newsom on October 12, 2019. 

​​Prior to his appointment, Shabazian was program manager of rural-urban connections strategy for the Sacramento Area Council of Governments since 2007, where he has​ also served as project manager of water resources and floodplain program management since 2004. He was deputy project manager for blueprint land use – transportation study at the Sacramento Area Council of Governments from 2000 to 2004, a post-graduate researcher at the University of California, Davis from 1996 to 2000 and a planner for the City of Davis from 1994 to 1996. 

He is a former member of the Center for Land-Based Learning Board of Directors and a member of the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services Board. 

Shabazian earned a Master of Science degree in transportation technology and policy from the University of California, Davis.

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