Welcome to Salinas' New Business Navigator

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News Date: 
November 18, 2020

Please join the City of Salinas in congratulating Community Development Analyst Crystal Casillas who will serve as the City's Business Navigator. Supporting our local businesses is a necessary service, even more so as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the Business Navigator, Crystal will assist with the implementation of the Alisal Vibrancy Plan, focusing on Economic Development goals for the East Alisal area and act as the staff lead for the City’s Small Business and Economic Recovery programs. 

Crystal has been with the Community Development Department since 2018, previously serving as a Community Outreach Assistant. She has worked on core City projects including the General Plan and the community-led Alisal Vibrancy Plan, which won the Helen Putnam Award for Excellence. As a Salinas native, she is invested in the community she calls home, stating "I look forward to continuing to support our local businesses and other major projects and initiatives throughout the City." Crystal is bilingual in English and Spanish and has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology with a background in public and environmental health and policy.  

For business support and resources, contact the City of Salinas at [email protected] or by calling 831-758-7367.