Hi! I’m Gary Halbert, and I’m the current Section Director for the San Diego Section. I’m the City Manager for Chula Vista where I’ve been working for the past seven years starting as the Planning Director.  Previously, I worked with the City of San Diego for about a million years as a traffic engineer, planner and Development Services manager/director.  I also worked for the City of Santee for a couple of years as Deputy City Manager.  I have had the opportunity to work on a number of truly wonderful projects in the region throughout my career and have loved every moment of it (or almost every moment).  I’ve found that each city has truly great staff who are passionate about working to provide top quality planning for their community.  I am a lifelong resident of Ocean Beach and live there with my wife, Betsy, and our two sons, Nicholas and Clay.  Nicholas is currently away at college and Clay is in his senior year at La Jolla High.  Looking forward to more Betsy and Gary time next school year!