The City of Calabasas has announced the hiring of Scott Trujillo as assistant city manager, effective Monday, January 22, 2024. In his role, Trujillo will support City Manager Kindon Meik and the Calabasas City Council, overseeing key operations, implementing strategic plans and acting as a public liaison to ensure Calabasas continues to run smoothly and meet its goals.
“Scott comes to the City of Calabasas with an impressive understanding of municipal government and a proven record of performance across multiple departments. He is forward thinking and solution oriented,” said Meik. “I am excited to work with Scott and am confident that he will be a valuable addition to the executive leadership team and the Calabasas community. ”
“I am truly honored and thrilled to join the Calabasas team. For some time I have been aware of Calabasas and could see myself serving here,” added Trujillo. “As I have gotten to know it better through this process, my appreciation for the community and its operation has only grown and I am eager to start working with the City Council, city manager, staff and the entire Calabasas community in maintaining our place as a premier city.”
Trujillo brings a comprehensive background of nearly 18 years in local government to Calabasas. His most recent role was as the Deputy City Manager in Indio, CA. His journey in public service commenced in the Community Services Department, where he honed his skills before progressing through Economic Development, the water department and ultimately the City Manager’s office, where he devoted the last five-plus years.
Trujillo remains actively engaged in the industry, showcasing his expertise by authoring multiple articles in PM Magazine, presenting at ICMA and MMASC conferences, participating in CCMF’s New & Future City Managers Seminar, graduating from ICMA’s High Performance Leadership Academy, and currently serving on ICMA’s Advisory Committee for Assistants and Deputies, among other notable achievements. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Colorado State University and a Master of Public Administration with an emphasis in Government and Policy from Grand Canyon University.
Trujillo shares his life with his wife and two teenage boys, both of whom are currently in high school. He loves sports, hiking, traveling and volunteering.