City of Palmdale logoThe City of Palmdale is pleased to announce the appointment of Sal Mendez as the new assistant city manager, effective Tuesday, January 16. Mendez brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record of dedicated public service to this key leadership role.

“Sal is a respected professional with strong experience in public utilities and the energy sector. Our team at City Hall will benefit from his experience with capital projects – as those remain a top priority for our City Council and community,” stated Ronda Perez, city manager. “We are continuing to build a strong team of professionals in Palmdale to help us deliver for the community. They are smart, passionate about public service and dedicated to the residents and businesses of Palmdale.”

A distinguished public servant with over six years of experience as a public works director, Mendez is recognized for his commitment to fostering sustainable growth and development within the communities he has served. His leadership has propelled Palmdale into a more sustainable future, leaving an indelible mark on infrastructure and the City’s overall well-being.

Mendez is a proud alumnus of the University of California, Berkeley, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Sociology. Mendez later continued his education at California Polytechnic University, Pomona, by obtaining a master’s in public administration. 

Sal Mendez’s academic achievements, combined with his extensive practical experience, have provided him with a comprehensive understanding of community dynamics and effective governance. The City of Palmdale looks forward to Sal Mendez’s contributions to the continued growth and success of the community in his role as assistant city manager.