David Lund, director of Long Beach's redevelopment efforts for four years, will become executive director of the Los Angeles County Community Development Commission on Tuesday.
Lund, 37, accepted the position last week after a nationwide search by the county. He will make $75,000 annually, compared with his Long Beach salary of $77,600.
Lund's boss at the county will be James Hankla, who preceded him as director of Long Beach's Department of Community Development. That department handles redevelopment and community improvement programs, and has been responsible for about $1.3 billion in new construction downtown since 1975.
Hankla also held the county Community Development Commission post to which Lund has been named before being selected county chief executive officer in February.