Trackdown Management’s City Manager newsletter: Volume No. 14, Issue No. 14

Paso Robles Chief of Police Ty Lewis is the new Paso Robles City Manager, moving into the position following the retirement of City Manager Tom Frutchey. Greg Carpenter has been serving as the Paso Robles Interim City Manager. Ty has served as the Chief for the past three years. He has been with Paso Robles for nearly 20 years. He previously served six years with the Porterville and Bakersfield police departments. He earned a BS from the University of Phoenix and an MS from California State University, Bakersfield. Santa Cruz Water Director Rosemary Menard has been selected to serve the City of Santa Cruz Interim City Manager.

Rosemary will take over for retiring City Manager Martin Bernal at the end of August. Martin announced his retirement in February. While Rosemary is serving as City Manager the likely Interim Water Director will be Deputy Water Director Heidi Luckenbach. Rosemary joined the Santa Cruz city staff as Water Director in January 2014. She worked with a consulting firm between 2007 and 2013 and previously served as the Water Resources Department Director in Washoe County, Nevada (Febdruary 2007-May 2013). Before that she worked in various water utility positions in Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington. Rosemary earned a BA in zoology from the University of Washington and an MPA from the Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington.

Palos Verdes Estates City Manager Laura K. Guglielmo has resigned. Laura became the Palos Verdes Estates City Manager in June 2020. She previously worked with the City of Los Angeles for some 25-years. From 2015 until her appointment as City Manager, Laura served as the Executive Officer of the City of Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department. It was reported that she is resigning to accept a public sector position outside of City Management. Laura earned a BS in communication arts and sciences from the University of Southern California (USC).

Mike Segrest served as the Town Manager in Moraga between 2009 and 2010 after he worked as the Town Manager in Snowmass, Colorado (2001-2006). Mike earned a BA from Texas Tech University. He worked in Boulder, Colorado from 1979 to 1990 rising to the position of Director of Parks and Recreation. In 1990 he was appointed Assistant City Manager. Mike left Boulder in 1993 to take the Director of Community Resources position in Lakewood, Colorado. Mike served as the Interim Town Manager in the Town of Mead, Colorado in 2015-2016 at the age of 69.

Former Atascadero (1993-1997) and Banning (2004- 2014) City Manager Andy Takata is currently serving as the City Administrator in the City of DuPont, Washington. Andy is a former Olympic Games Water Polo Referee. In 2014 Andy was inducted into the USA Water Polo Hall of Fame. He will be most remembered for his work as a water polo official, but his impact on the game of water polo has been much bigger. In addition to wearing the whites at the most prestigious water polo events on earth, Andy volunteered his time to the sport in a variety of governance roles and developmental ventures. He was a 12-year member of the USA Water Polo Board of Directors and served as Vice-President, Treasurer and National Referees’ Chair. Andy began his municipal government career as a Recreation Supervisor in the City of Santa Fe Springs starting in March 1981.

Former Director of Finance in the City of Alameda Elena Adair is the City of Davis Finance Director.

Ryder Smith of Tripepi Smith met with DuPont City Manager Andy Takata while attending the Washington City/County Management Association conference.

Alameda City Manager Eric Levitt is a former Simi Valley city manager and served as a city manager in Wisconsin and Arizona.