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PublicCEO presents Jack Simpson’s Picking Up the Pieces.

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Laguna Beach Principal Planner Monica Tuchscher has retired. In 2013, Monica was honored as the City Professional of the Year by the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce.

Bellflower City Manager Jeff Stewart, who joined Bellflower in January, 2012, began his public management career in 1985 with West Covina. In 1986 he took an Administrative Assistant position with Rosemead and rose in that organization with City Manager Frank Tripepi until 1999. In 1999 Jeff was appointed Assistant City Manager in El Segundo with City Manager Mary Strenn. He was appointed El Segundo City Manager in 2005 when Mary retired, and serve in that post until 2008. He was appointed Los Alamitos City Manager in 2009.

Lisandro Orozco is a Student Representative Council Advisor to the Board of the American Planning Association. Lisandro is a student at California Polytechnic University, Pomona. He works as a Planner for the City of Anaheim.

San Ramon Assistant City Manager Eric Figueroa is a Past President of MMANC. He worked as a Public Affairs Manager for the League of California Cities for nearly 9-years starting in January, 2006. Previous to that Eric served as the Assistant to the City Manager in San Leandro. Eric earned a BA from Claremont McKenna College and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business.

Courtney Enriquez is a Management Analyst in the City of Carlsbad. Prior to joining the Carlsbad staff in 2004, Courtney worked as an Intern with the San Dieguito Water District. She was a 2013 volunteer on the organizing committee for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life program and Luminaria Ceremony.

Former Villa Park City Manager Lori Sassoon has served as the Deputy City Manager, Administrative Services in the City of Rancho Cucamonga since March, 2012. Lori was Villa Park City Manager between June, 2009 and March, 2012. Previous to that she was Assistant City Manager in San Bernardino for 14- years; Administrative Analyst, Public Works in Glendale; and she served as an Administrative Intern in the City of Walnut. Lori earned a BA from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and an MPA from California State University, San Bernardino.

Last September (2014) Nadine Nader moved from Northern California to join the Manhattan Beach city staff as the Assistant City Manager. Nadine began her city government career as a Policy Analyst with San Jose. She worked her way up in that organization to Assistant to the City Manager leaving that post in 2011. That year she went to Fremont as the Assistant to the City Manager and was appointed Deputy City Manager in July, 2013. Nadine earned a BA from Pepperdine University and a Masters from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

Mitch Nieman is the Assistant to the City Manager in Milwaukie, Oregon. He previously served as the Assistant to the City Manager in Coachella. Mitch earned a BS from Wayne State University and an MBA from California State University, San Bernardino.

Julie M. Morgan is the Assistant to the Chief Administrative Officer in Lassen County. She was appointed to the position in 2004. In 2005 Julie was awarded an ICMA Conference Assistance Scholarship.

Retired American Canyon City Manager Richard Ramirez, who founded Interim Public Management Services (IPMS) in June, 2011, served as the Interim City Manager in Auburn from January, to May, 2014. He started his public management career in South El Monte in 1975. He served as City Manager in Lincoln, Paso Robles, Hemet and American Canyon, as well as holding an Assistant Manager post in Sacramento.

Andy Nickerson is the President of HdL. HdL focuses on sales, use and transactions taxes, property taxes, business licensefees, transient occupancy tax (TOT) and economic development. Andy earned a BA from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He and his family enjoy boating and wake boarding, among other outdoor activities.

Former Emeryville City Manager John Flores, 68, has been appointed Oakland City Administrator replacing City Administrator Henry Gardner. John is the fourth Oakland City Administrator in the past 10-months.