City of West Covina logoOn Thursday, May 18, 2023, City Manager David Carmany submitted his resignation, effective immediately. His resignation was subsequently accepted by Mayor Rosario Diaz and the City Council in a 5-0 vote. Carmany was appointed to City Manager in August of 2019, and brought with him 35 years of public service experience.

“It has been my honor to serve the community, City Staff, and the City Council of West Covina,” said Carmany.

Working with the City Council, Carmany increased organizational efficiencies, improved labor relations, and sought cost-efficient energy-saving measures to revitalize City facilities and reduce West Covina’s carbon footprint.

“We are thankful for Mr. Carmany’s service to the City Council and the West Covina community. His decades of local government experience helped us navigate some challenging circumstances while building a strong team of staff at City Hall,” said Mayor Rosario Diaz. “The City Council and City Staff thank him for his service and wish him well.”

The City has moved to immediately appoint an Acting City Manager and looked within the organization to appoint Assistant City Manager Paulina Morales. Ms. Morales has served the City of West Covina for the past 19 years. Having started as an intern, she held various capacities over the years and, most recently, was appointed Assistant City Manager in 2021.

“The City Council has taken prompt action to appoint an Acting City Manager to ensure that the City continues to deliver for our community. Ms. Morales has a strong reputation within City Hall and is respected by her peers,” noted Mayor Diaz. “I am confident that she will ably fill this role on a near- term basis while the City Council takes steps to identify a new City Manager.”

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