David Hagele was elected to the Healdsburg City Council in 2016 and served as Mayor of Healdsburg in 2019, where he led the City prior to and in the aftermath of the Kincade Fire.
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 (rural Napa County), 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. He has also provided resources and guidance to help expand business opportunities for businesses struggling during the pandemic stay afloat in Healdsburg, particularly locally-owned mom-and-pop shops and minority-owned businesses.
David’s community involvement includes service as Past President of the Active 20-30 Club #50, past member of the Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce and Bay Area Mortgage Association.
Beyond his community service work and duties on the City Council, David currently serves as:
- Incoming Vice-Chair, Northern California Power Agency (NCPA)
- Chairman, North Coast Railroad Authority (NCRA) Board of Directors
- Commissioner, Transmission Agency of Northern California (TANC)
- Council Representative, Healdsburg Economic Development Steering Committee
- Member, Healdsburg Recovery Task Force
David and his wife, Laurie, live in Parkland Farms where they are raising their two young children: Charlotte and Jackson. 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.