David Hagele, Council Member

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David Hagele was elected to the Healdsburg City Council in 2016 and most recently served as Mayor in 2019.

David spent his youth overseas in Japan, where his father was a math teacher at a Japanese college, before returning to the United States during his high school years in Lincoln, Nebraska.  After graduating from high school, David enrolled at Pacific Union College (PUC) in Angwin, where he received a bachelor’s degree in business.

Upon graduating from PUC, David worked for a family owned commercial real estate investment company for more than a decade before starting his own real estate consulting firm, DLH Realty Capital, based in Healdsburg.  Through DLH, David has developed & nurtured commercial real estate banking relationships for over 20 years and has established a reputation as a leader in successfully arranging financing for local small businesses and other companies in our area. As an elected official, David looks to leverage the lending relationships developed over his career to expand and streamline opportunities for affordable housing in Healdsburg.

David’s community involvement includes service as Past President of the Active 20-30 Club #50, member of the Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce, Sonoma County Alliance and Bay Area Mortgage Association.

Beyond his duties as Healdsburg’s Mayor, David currently serves as:

  • Northern California Power Agency (NCPA) - Commissioner and Executive Committee Member. 
  • North Coast Railroad Authority (NCRA) - Chair, Board of Directors.
  • Transmission Agency of Northern California (TANC) – Commissioner.
  • Healdsburg Economic Development Steering Committee – Council Representative.

David and his wife Laurie live in Parkland Farms where they are raising their two young children.  David and Laurie share their passion for giving back to the community and strive to continue to improve the quality of life for Healdsburg residents of all ages.


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