After an extensive recruitment process to find the next City Manager for Sierra Madre, the City Council has appointed Jose Reynoso to serve as the next City Manager. Mr. Reynoso has served as Interim City Manager following the departure of Gabe Engeland in July.
Mayor Arizmendi said, “The City Council is pleased to appoint Jose Reynoso to serve as City Manager. Despite the pandemic, Sierra Madre has made great strides over the past 5 years. Jose Reynoso has demonstrated his commitment to the City in his previous position as the Director of Utilities and most recently as Interim City Manager. We are confident in his ability to build on our momentum and lead our City forward with a strong team supporting him along the way.”
Mr. Reynoso has served 25 years in public service with various cities, including the cities of El Monte, Alhambra, Monterey Park, and Sierra Madre. Mr. Reynoso joined Sierra Madre in 2010 and has held the roles of Water Superintendent, Deputy Public Works Director, Director of Utilities, and Interim City Manager in his years with the City.
“It is an honor and a privilege to serve as the City Manager of Sierra Madre,” said Reynoso. “Over the past 11 years I have been embraced by this community. I love Sierra Madre and the traditions that make it a special place to live, work, and visit. I remain committed to working with City staff to support the City Council and to continue the momentum for fiscal stability, investing in improvements to the City’s aging infrastructure, and addressing the needs of our Library and Public Safety.”
Mr. Reynoso holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from the University of La Verne and is pursuing his Master’s Degree in Management from the University of Illinois. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Raymond Basin Management Board, as well as being the City’s Liaison Representative on the San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District. Mr. Reynoso has been married to his high-school sweetheart Lourdes for 28 years. They have three adult children.