El Segundo City Council has appointed Darrell George as the new City Manager. George has been serving as the City’s interim city manager since March and brings more than 30 years of public service and leadership experience to the position. George was unanimously confirmed with a 5-0 vote at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, June 21st. He officially begins his new role at City Hall on July 1, 2022.
“Darrell’s depth of experience was a key factor in the selection process. An important aspect of being an employer of choice is developing and coaching future leaders internally,” said Mayor Drew Boyles. “City Council is confident Darrell will lead the talented staff at City Hall to provide exceptional services to the community and prepare the organization for the future.”
George has held positions in the cities of Santa Monica, Downey, and Pomona and served for 16 years as the city manager for the City of Duarte, where he retired in December 2019.
“El Segundo continues to evolve as the preeminent high-profile business hub and a great place to raise a family in Southern California. I look forward to continuing with the City Council, City leadership and staff,” shares newly-appointed George.
During his tenure in the public sector, George spearheaded many projects, including Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade, Downey’s landmark development Downey Landing, and Duarte’s Gold Line Station. He laid the groundwork for the City of Hope’s future campus development.
“Maintaining fiscal and economic stability and growth is a top priority for City Council. Darrell combines a strong resident focus with a keen business sense and has a history of fiscally prudent management and expanding revenue sources, including new business attraction and strategic development projects,” states Mayor Pro Tem Chris Pimentel.
About The City of El Segundo:
The City of El Segundo is a thriving coastal community in southwestern Los Angeles County. The city’s vibrant economy includes leaders in aerospace and defense, bioscience, information technology, energy, real estate, and creative media. The City has seen tremendous growth and evolution over the past several years and is home to the Los Angeles Chargers, Los Angeles Lakers, the LA Kings, the Los Angeles Times, and the Los Angeles Air Force Base.