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PublicCEO presents Jack Simpson’s Picking Up the Pieces.
Former Arroyo Grande City Manager Steven Adams has been selected to serve as the new City Manager in King City. Steve has more than 32-years of local government experience. In addition to Arroyo Grande, Steve has held positions in Glendale, and Westlake Village. He was the Arroyo Grande City Manager for more than 14-years.
Escondido City Manager Clay Phillips, 58, has announced his retirement following nearly 30-years of public service. He plans to retire effective December 18, 2015. Clay has served as the Escondido City Manager since 2003.
Turlock City Manager Roy Wasden, 61, will retiring at the end of the year. Roy has served as the Turlock City Manager for the past 6-years, and has more than 40-years of public service. Prior to joining the Turlock staff Roy was the Modesto Police Chief.
Last March Andrew Ho was appointed Director of Community & Economic Development in the City of La Habra. Andrew previously held positions in the Cities of Bellflower, Malibu and Sierra Madre.
Port Hueneme City Manager Cynthia Haas has announced that she will be retiring in mid-December. Cynthia has served as Port Hueneme City Manager since August, 2013.
La Habra Heights Assistant City Manager Gabriella Yap is now the Deputy City Manager in Rancho Palos Verdes. Gabriella joined the La Habra Heights staff in April, 2010 as the Assistant to the City Manager. She was appointed ACM in September, 2011. Gabriella previously worked in Beverly Hills, the County of Los Angeles Office of the CEO, and she started as a Management Aide in Torrance in 2004. She earned a BA from UCLA, an MPA from California State University, Long Beach, and completed the Berkeley Executive Seminar at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley.
Former Eureka City Manager Bill Panos, who left the city in 2013 for a position with the Wyoming School Facilities Department, has been promoted to serve as the Interim Director of the Wyoming Department of Transportation.
Fowler City Manager David Elias was appointed to his current position in April, 1986, nearly 30-years ago. Fowler is a Fresno County community of about 6,000 people located in the San Joaquin Valley. Fowler‘s first post office opened in 1882, and the city incorporated in 1908. The City was named for rancher Thomas Fowler, an early 1870s California State Senator.
Laguna Beach Personnel Services/Risk Manager Barbara Salvini is no longer with the city. Her last day with Laguna Beach was October 16, 2015. Susan Cannan stepped up to serve as the Interim Personnel Services Manager/Risk Manager. 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. Rich may be contacted at telephone no. (916) 769-7598. 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. Like former Santee City Manager Keith Till, who is currently the Interim City Manager in San Juan Capistrano, Rich earned a BA from Humboldt State University, where he played on the Men’s Soccer Team, and he earned an MPA from the University of Southern California (USC). Thomas W. Oglesby served as the Auburn City Manager (1967- 1970); Antioch City Manager (1970-1977); and the Camarillo City Manager (1977-1988). He served as a Management Assistant at the Ventura Regional Sanitation District from 1988 to 1992.