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PublicCEO presents Jack Simpson’s Picking Up the Pieces.

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City Manager Dr. Robert Bell Ed.D. of Redwood City has announced that he will retire at the end of June, 2015. He has served as the City Manager in Redwood City since March, 2011. He joined the Redwood City staff in 2005 at the Human Resources Director. Prior to that he worked as the Human Resources Director in Burlingame between 2001 and 2005. Bob earned a MPA from California State University, Northridge and an Ed. D. in organizational leadership from the University of San Francisco.

CPRS member Randy Davis has attended 40-consecutive CPRS Annual Conferences. Randy retired in 2011 after serving the City of Dixon as the Recreation & Community Services Director. Randy is currently serving as the Vice Chair of the Dixon Parks & Recreation Commission. The first CPRS Conference Randy attended was in Sacramento in 1976.

Lydia Munoz-Clark was among the finishers in the March 15, 2015 Asics Los Angeles Marathon, the 30th Edition. Lydia is a member of the City Manager’s staff in the City of Bellflower. An unusually hot day reportedly saw at least 54 participants taken to the hospital. In addition 81 people were treated for various ailments on the course, according to James Queally of the Los Angeles Times. There were an estimated 26,000 runners.

Atwater City Manager and Chief of Police Frank Pietro has had his title amended to “Interim City Manager.” He says it is his understanding that the change came from the City Council. Though the action includes no adjustments in salary or benefits, it appears there is a question as to its authorization.

Thanks to Russ Leavitt, we are re-running this item on Mark Prestwich. Mark was appointed City Manager in the City of Nevada City beginning in June, 2014. Mark served as President of the Municipal Management Association of Northern California (MMANC) in 2007. Mark started his public management career as an Administrative Intern in Long Beach in 1994. Since then he has held positions with the League of California Cities, Sunnyvale, Napa and Sacramento. Mark earned a BA from California State University, Fullerton and an MPA from California State University, Long Beach. (We apologize for our “S” where an “N” is the right letter.)

Lisa Knapp, daughter of the late Lake Forest and Cerritos City Manager Gaylord Knapp, reminds everyone that the 16th Annual Knapp Golf Classic will tee-off on Monday, May 18, 2015 at the Western Hills Golf and Country Club. Lisa may be contacted at 213-308-4857. All proceeds will benefit the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA).

Richard E. Watson served as the Millbrae City Administrator from August, 1967 to August, 1973. Richard was born in October, 1931. He earned a BA from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Effective March 19, 2015 Mallory Sutterfield began serving as the Interim City Manager in the City of Blythe. She joined the city staff in 2005. Mallory serves as a Deputy Administrative Service Director, and she is the elected Blythe City Clerk, elected to her second term in November, 2014.

Dwane Milnes served in the United State Air Force between 1969 and 1972. Prior to joining the military, Dwane served as an Administrative Intern in Burbank starting in 1968. He returned to Burbank following his military service as an Administrative Analyst II in 1973. He then moved to Santa Cruz as the Assistant City Manager before serving as City Administrator in Yuba City and City Manager in Merced and then Stockton between 1991 and 2001.

Civil Engineer Ken Steele of AECOM previously worked with Kimley-Horn and Associates and Willdan. Ken earned a BS in civil engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Ken lives in the City of Orange. He is a graduate of Huntington Beach High School. He can be found enjoying a good mountain bicycle trail from time-to-time.

Public Finance Managing Director Steve Heaney studied public administration at Syracuse University. He also attended classes at Texas Tech University. Steve is from Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is a former member of the California City Management Foundation Board (CCMF). Steve currently serves on the Board of Advisors for the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. He celebrates a birthday on March 24.

Clovis Assistant City Manager John B. Holt served as the President of the Public Management Assistants of Central California between 1997 and 1999. John was appointed to the Clovis Assistant City Manager position in June, 2009.