Director David Scribner

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​David Scribner
California Department of Community Services and Development

David Scribner was appointed Director of the California Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) by Governor Gavin Newsom in July 2021. As Director, he oversees the administration of local community services and energy programs through a network of local providers and regional administrators to deliver services to low-income families, individuals, and communities. Mr. Scribner served as Acting Director of CSD from December 2019 until his appointment and was CSD's Chief Counsel from 2017. 

From 2016 to 2017, Mr. Scribner was Interim Chief Executive Officer and General Counsel for Nivano Physicians Inc., an Independent Physicians Association contracted with over 1400 health providers serving nearly 50,000 patients in Northern California. He was the Owner and President of Overlord Computer, LLC, which produced large format gaming monitors, from 2012 to 2015, Owner and Chief Executive Officer of MAX8550, a consulting firm serving school districts and charter schools, from 2005 to 2014, and the Executive Director of the Schools Mandate Group, an education-based joint powers authority, from 2003 to 2006. 

Mr. Scribner was an Attorney with Spector, Middleton, Yo​ung & Minney LLP from 2001 to 2003 and Staff Counsel for the Commission on State Mandates from 1997 to 2001. Mr. Scribner also maintained a solo practice for 20 years - the Law Office of David Scribner - focusing on special education law and transactional work.

Mr. Scribner earned his Juris Doctor degree and Governmental Affairs Certificate from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. A native of Seattle, Washington, he is an avid soccer player and drummer. ​

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