David Estrella


David Estrella, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer and General Manager of the County of San Diego´s Community Services Group. The Group consists of the departments of Animal Services, General Services, Housing and Community Development, County Library System, Purchasing and Contracting, and Registrar of Voters. The Group maintains an operating budget of $255 million and employs approximately 970 staff.

The Group´s mission is to provide friendly, cost-effective, quality services to the citizens and County departments through internally-streamlined, customer-focused operations and well-managed, competitive external processes.

Mr. Estrella joined the County in 2002 as Housing Program Analyst in Housing and Community Development where he rose through the ranks. Before being appointed as Deputy Chief Administrative Officer in July 2012, Mr. Estrella was County's Director of Housing and Community Development, a position he also held from 2009-2012.

Before joining the County, Mr. Estrella worked for the Legal Aid Society of San Diego and the Fair Housing Council of San Diego.