After 29 years of service to the City of Laguna Hills, City Manager, Don White, is announcing that he will be leaving the City before the end of the month.
On December 30, 1991, Mr. White began his tenure with Laguna Hills the same day the front doors of City Hall were first opened. During this long tenure, he was instrumental in the City’s annexations of North Laguna Hills and the Westside area and the planning and development of the Community Center and Sports Complex. He served as project manager for the purchase and renovation of what is now the Laguna Hills Civic Center. In more recent years, Mr. White has focused on the redevelopment of aging commercial centers in the City and securing the City’s financial position. “I will be forever grateful to past and present City Councils for the opportunities afforded to me,” said White. “It has truly been a wonderful experience. I will miss the great staff at the City and wish them and the City Council all the best as they move forward’”
“I would like to thank Mr. White for his devotion to Laguna Hills all these years. We will truly miss his leadership and financial acumen and wish him success in his future endeavors,” said Laguna Hills Mayor, Erica Pezold.
Mr. White has served in local government for 40 years. Before coming to Laguna Hills in 1991, he worked for 11 years with the City of La Mirada where he was the Economic Development Director.
The Laguna Hills City Council and Mr. White have reached an agreement to mutually separate. His last day with the City will be Friday, January 22, 2021.