Yolanda Bundy joined the City of Malibu in October 2019 as its Environmental Sustainability Director/Building Official and brings twelve years of public service experience gained while at the City of Ventura, the past five of which she served as Ventura’s Chief Building Official. Ms. Bundy’s impressive professional background includes her extensive knowledge of the State Building Code Standards, as well as the leadership she provided to the Ventura community after the Thomas Fire in 2017.
Yolanda successfully led the City of Ventura during the rebuild efforts in which more than 524 structures were destroyed by the December 2017 Thomas Fire. Under her leadership, along with the support of the City of Ventura’s team of Building Inspectors and Plan Check Engineers, the Ventura Fire Department, and the Ventura Water and Public Works, Ms. Bundy developed a seamless and expeditious building permit approval process.
Yolanda’s educational background as a registered Professional Civil Engineer and her Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Civil Engineering from California State University Northridge, as well as her Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering, inform her assistance with the City of Malibu's ongoing regular building safety and environmental issues.
Yolanda was the recipient of the “2019 Annual Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards - Safer City Building Official of the Year” given by the Southern California Structural Engineers Association. She is recognized by the International Code Council as a Certified Building Official and Certified Fire Code Official. She is also a CAL-EMA Safety Assessment Program Evaluator and Coordinator.
As a team member of the Ventura County Earthquake Preparedness Initiative Cohort sponsored by the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), Yolanda worked in partnership with The Dr. Lucy Jones Center for Science and Society to address critical earthquake vulnerabilities. This cohort was created to help local cities and counties protect and prepare Southern California communities and economies from disruption in the event of a major earthquake.