Today, City Manager Tom Modica announced the appointment of Katy Nomura to Deputy City Manager. Ms. Nomura will work alongside the City Manager and Assistant City Manager as part of the City’s Executive Management Team to implement City policies and programs. Ms. Nomura brings to Long Beach an extensive portfolio in city government, serving nearly 10 years in the City of Cupertino’s City Manager’s Office, most recently as Deputy City Manager. Ms. Nomura will begin her role as Deputy City Manager on June 20.
“It is an honor to welcome Ms. Nomura to the City of Long Beach,” said City Manager Tom Modica. “Ms. Nomura’s experience in city government, coupled with her drive for innovation, community engagement, and organizational growth and development, proves she will be a leading force to ensure City policies and programs continue to best serve our community.”
As Deputy City Manager, Ms. Nomura will work collaboratively with all Department Directors to ensure policies and programs enacted by the Long Beach City Council are successfully implemented and that City Departments are strategically working together to align City-wide goals and projects that will meet the diverse needs of the Long Beach community.
“It is an honor to serve the vibrant, diverse and innovative Long Beach community,” said Ms. Nomura. “I look forward to working together to continue making a positive difference through our collective impact.”
Ms. Nomura currently serves as the Deputy City Manager for the City of Cupertino where she oversees critical components of the city’s operations, such as sustainability, legislative affairs, economic development, communications and emergency services. Notably, she improved the city’s strategic planning and budget processes; revamped the Office of Emergency Management which improved the city’s COVID-19 emergency response efforts; and spearheaded partnerships with neighboring agencies for drought response, policy development and emergency planning.
Ms. Nomura is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Public Administration from San Jose State University, holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from Quantic School of Business and Technology, and holds two bachelor’s degrees from the University of California, Berkley, one in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research and another in Conservation and Resource Studies. Ms. Nomura will be moving to the Long Beach area prior to her start date with the City.