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Stacey Hunter Schwartz, CEO

Stacey Hunter Schwartz, PhD has been appointed to the position of CEO for Crossroads Diversified Services. as its new Executive Director. Ms. Hunter Schwartz comes to Crossroads Diversified Services from Coastline Community College, where she served as a Professional Expert in Disable Students Programs since February. She will begin in her new role on November 26.

Hasan Ikhrata, Executive Director

The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) has named Hasan Ikhrata as its new Executive Director. Since 1994, Mr. Ikhrata has run the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG). Prior to joining SCAG, he worked for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transpoetation Authority and the South Coast Air Quality Management. He will begin in his new role on December 3.

Laura Gill,CEO

Laura Gill has accepted and assumed the role of CEO with the Special Districts Risk Managemet Authority. Ms. Gill served as the Interim Executive Director with the Authority since May, 2018. Prior to joining the Authority, she served as the City Manager for the City of Elk Grove, since 2018.

Lisa Gardner, Manager

Lisa Gardner has joined the City of Seattle as their new Compensation Program Manager .

Guy Preston, Executive Director

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission has appointed Guy Preston as their next Executive Director. Mr. Preston joins the Commission after serving as the Regional Delivery Manager for the California High Speed Rail Authority since 2014. He will begin in his new role on December 3.

Daniel Muelrath, General Manager

Daniel Muelrath has been named as the next General Manager for the Diablo Water District. Since 2013, Mr. Muelrath has served as the CEO/General Manager of the Valley of the Moon Water District. He will begin in his new role on December 3.

John Shelton, Executive Officer

John Shelton has been named by the San Joaquin River Conservancy as their next Executive Officer. Mr. Shelton comes to the Conservancy from the Department of Fish and Wildlife in Fresno, CA, where he served as a Senior Environmental Scientist, Specialist since 2008. He will begin in his new role on December 3.

Ann Mendez, Executive Officer

Ann Mendez has joined the Superior Court of California, Sierra County as their new Court Executive Officer.

Enrique Martinez, Manager

The City of Richmond has named Enrique Martinez as their new City Manager. Mr. Martinez joined the City after 15 years working in the City of East Palo Alto in a range of roles, most recently as City Manager, since 2015.

Rachelle Bedell, Coordinator

Rachelle Bedell has assumed the role of Community Engagement Coordinator for the City of Gilroy. Ms. Bedell previously served as the Regional Director of Public Affairs for a large organization in the Gilroy area.

Gina Rowland, Director

Gina Rowland has assumed the role of Human Resources Director for Sutter County. Ms. Rowland comes to the County from the County of Yolo Human Resources Office, where she has served since 2014 in increasingly responsible roles.

Matthew Loesch, Deputy Director

The City of San Jose has named Matthew Loesch as their new Deputy Director of Public Works. Mr. Loesch has been with the Department since 2001 in increasingly responsible roles, and has served most recently as the Acting Deputy Director since June 2018. He began in his new role on September 23.

Mark Perkins, Manager

Mark Perkins has been selected as the Town Manager for the Town of Paradise Valley. Mr. Perkins has served as the City Administrator for Creve Couer, Missouri since 1999. He will assume his new role on January 1, 2019.

Mike Prinz, General Manager

Mike Prinz has been appointed to the position of General Manager for the Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary District. Since 2012, Mr. Prinz has served as the Deputy Director of Utilities Operations for the Santa Rosa Water Department. He will begin in his new role on November 26.

Jacqueline Ociano, Director

The County of Santa Clara has appointed Jacqueline Onciano Cooke to the position of Director of the Planning and Development Department. Ms. Onciano comes to the County from the County of Monterey's Resource Management Agency, where she worked for 27 years in various capacities, and now serves as the RMA Chief of Planning. Her appointment is effective as of December 10, 2018.

Nathan Cooke, Fire Chief

The City of Redlands has named Nathan Cooke as their next Fire Chief. Mr. Cooke comes to the City from the El Segundo Fire Department, where he has served as Battalion Chief since 2015. He will begin in his new role on October 15.

Lisa Rudloff, Executive Director

Lisa Rudloff has been named Executive Director of Parks, Recreation, and Community Services for the City of Santa Ana. Ms. Rudloff comes to the City from the City of Irvine, where she served as the Deputy Director of Community Services since 2016. She will begin in her new role on October 22.

Mansoorali ‘Ali’ Hudda, Chief Financial Officer

The Contra Costa County Employment and Human Services Department has appointed Mansoorali ‘Ali’ Hudda to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Hudda comes to Contra Costa County from the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, where he has served since 1995 in increasingly responsible roles, most recently as Deputy Director of the Finance and Budget Division since 2008. He will begin in his new role on October 1.

Pamela Nichols, Director

Pamela Nichols has been named Human Resources Director for the County of Lake. Ms. Nichols most recently served as HR Vice President for the Nichols Group, from 2013 to 2018. She began in her new role on August 30.

Brandon Davis, Chief Procurement Officer

The County of Santa Barbara has appointed Brandon Davis as their next Chief Procurement Officer. Mr. Davis comes to the County from Rain for Rent in Bakersfield, where he has been serving as their Procurement Manager. He will begin with the County on October 8.

Noel Hacegaba and Richard Cameron, Deputy Executive Directors

Noel Hacegaba and Richard Cameron have been selected as Deputy Executive Directors for the Port of Long Beach. Dr. Hacegaba and Mr. Cameron are both currently employed by the Port of Long Beach. Dr. Hacegaba, since 2010 as the Managing Director of Commercial Operations/Chief Commercial Officer, and Mr. Cameron since 2006, most recently as the Managing Director of Planning and Environmental Affairs since 2013. They began in their new roles on September 1.

Diana Alarcon, Director

Diana Alarcon has been appointed to the position of Director of Transportation for the City of Tucson. Ms. Alarcon comes to the City from the City of Fort Lauderdale, FL where she has served as the Director of Transportation and Mobility since 2011. She will begin in her new role on October 1.

Cesar Portillo, Human Resources Manager

Community Transit has named Cesar Portillo as their next Human Resources Manager. Mr. Portillo will join Community Transit after serving as the Associate Vice President for Human Resources and Chief Diversity Officer for California State University, San Bernardino since 2013. He will begin in his new role on September 4.

Teyanna Williams, Executive Officer

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (METRO) has named Teyanna Williams as their next Executive Officer, Labor and Employee Relations. Ms. Williams comes to METRO from the Glendale Community College District, where she has served as Associate Vice President, Human Resources since 2014. She will begin in her new role on September 4.

Chris Elias, Executive Director

Chris Elias has been appointed Executive Director for the San Joaquin Area Flood Control Agency. Prior to joining SJAFCA, Mr. Elias worked at the Santa Clara Valley Water District (District) for 17 years. He started at the Agency in July 2018.

Deborah Caruso, Director

Deborah Caruso has been named as the next Director of Human Resources for San Bernardino County. Ms. Caruso comes to San Bernardino County from the City of Los Angeles Personnel Department, where she has served as Personnel Director since August 2016. She had been with the Los Angeles Personnel Department since 2002. She will begin in her new role on August 20.

Meaghan McCamman, Assistant Director

The County of Inyo has named Meaghan McCamman as the Assistant Director of Health and Human Services. Ms. McCamman comes to Inyo County from the California Primary Care Association, where she has served as the Assistant Director of Policy since 2013. She will begin in his new role on September 20.

Darrin Tangeman, Manager

Darrin Tangeman has been named City Manager for the City of Woodland Park. Since 2015 Mr. Tangeman has served as the Chief Administrative Officer for the community of Pueblo West. He will begin in his new role on September 19.

Craig Dougall, Chief Executive Officer

Craig Dougall has been named Chief Executive Officer for the Navajo Housing Authority. Mr. Dougall comes to the Navajo Housing Authority from the Yakama Nation Housing Authority, where he has served as Executive Director since 2015. He will begin in his new role on July 19.

Joe Lopez, City Manager

The City of Modesto has appointed Joe Lopez as its next City Manager. Mr. Lopez has served the City since 2012 in increasingly responsible roles, most recently as the Interim City Manager since April, 2017. He assumed his new role on July 10.

Amanda Hall, Commercial Services Bureau Manager

Amanda Hall has been named as the next Commercial Services Bureau Manager for the City of Long Beach. Since October 2016, Ms. Hall has served as the Senior Director of Audit with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. She will begin in her new role on July 9.

Sarah Sanchez, Division Manager

The City of San Jose has appointed Sarah Sanchez to the position of Division Manager - Community Energy. Ms. Sanchez has worked with the City since 2008 in increasingly responsble roles, and most recently as Senior Analyst in the Community Energy Department. She will begin in her new role on July 1.

Terri Rahhal, Director

Terri Rahhal has been named by the County of San Bernardino as their new Director of Land Use Services. Ms. Rahhal has served as Planning Director for the Department since 2011. She began in her new role on June 18.

Gustavo Romo, Director

The City of Bell has named Gustavo Romo as its next Director of Community Development. Mr. Romo brings over 25 years of civic experience in jurisdictions throughout Southern California, most recently as the Community Development Director for the City of Baldwin Park since July 2017. He will begin in his new role on June 25.

Michael Mitchell, Director

Michael Mitchell has been appointed the Director of Human Resources for the Port of Oakland. Mr. Mitchell has worked at the Port since 2006, most recently as the Human Resources Manager. He will start immediately.

Loretta Su, Finance Director

The Sacramento Area Council of Governments has selected Loretta Su to serve as its Finance Director. Ms. Su will be leaving her position as Fiscal Chief for the Sacramento Employment & Training Agency. Her start date is June 11th.

Kimberlee Albers, Homeless Assistance Program Manager

The County of Santa Barbara has appointed Kimberlee Albers to be their new Homeless Assistance Program Manager. Ms. Albers has over a decade of experience managing non-profits that provided homelessness prevention, street outreach and permanent housing placement and support services for people at risk or experiencing homelessness. She begins her new role on May 22, 2018.

John Zorovich, Division Manager

The County of Santa Barbara has named John Zorovich as their next Energy & Minerals Division Manager. Mr. Zorovich has worked with the County of Santa Barbara since 1998 as a Planner, Planner II and since 2016 as Supervising Planner. He will begin in his new role on April 23.

James Barbee, County Manager

James Barbee has been appointed to the position of County Manager for Churchill County, NV. Mr. Barbee comes to this new role after serving as the Director of the Nevada Department of Agriculture since 2011. He will start on May 21.

Kris Hopping, Human Resources Manager

The Desert Water Agency has named Kris Hopping as its new Human Resources Manager. Ms. Hopping brings considerable experience to her new role, having served the Coachella Valley Water District as Senior Human Resources Specialist for 19 years. She began in her new role on March 19.

Tara Yeats, Purchasing Agent

Tara Yeats has been appointed to the position of Purchasing Agent for the City of Long Beach. Ms. Yeats assumes this role after spending several years in various capacities with the City. She began in her new role on January 27.

Yasmin Beers, City Manager

The Glendale City Council has appointed Yasmin K. Beers as the Glendale City Manager. Prior to her appointment, Ms. Beers was Glendale's Assistant City Manager and had been serving as its Interim City Manager since November 2017. She began in this role in February.

Paul Toor, Director

Paul Toor has been named as the new Director of Municipal Utilities and Engineering for the City of Redlands. Mr. Toor comes to the City of Redlands from the City of South Pasadena, where he served since October 2011. He began in his new role on January 2.

Robert Linton, Public Works Manager

The City of Bell has announced the appointment of Robert Linton to the position of Public Works Manager. Mr. Linton comes to the City of Bell from the City of Moreno Valley, where he has worked since 2006. He begin in his new role on April 16, 2018.

Paul Nguyen, Economic Development Manager

The City of Fairfield has announced the appointment of Paul Nguyen to the position of Economic Development Manager. Mr. Nguyen has been serving the past 3-plus years as Economic Development Specialist with the City of Hayward. He begins his new assignment in Fairfield on April 27th.

Peter Decena, Police Chief

Peter Decena has been appointed as the new Police Chief for the Town of Los Gatos. Mr. Decena has been serving as Chief of Police for San Jose State University for the past 8 years. He will begin in his new role on April 2, 2018.

Michael Jasso, Assistant City Manager

The City of Sacramento has announced the appointment of Michael Jasso to the position of Assistant City Manager for Community Development, Innovation and Economic Development . Mr. Jasso will join the City of Sacramento from the Chicago region, where he has served the past four-plus years as Bureau Chief of Economic Development for Cook County Government. Mr. Jasso’s start date with the City of Sacramento is April 25th.

Wendy Lotman, Fire Communications Supervisor

Wendy Lotman has been appointed to the position of Fire Communications Supervisor for the City of Las Vegas . Ms. Lotman comes from the Portland Metropolitan area, where she most recently served as Manager of the Operations Command Center for TriMet (Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District). She previously served in Emergency Communications for the City of Portland’s Bureau of Emergency Communications. She will begin in her new role on March 26, 2018.

Emily Combs, Finance Director

The City of Fairfield has appointed Emily Combs as their Finance Director . Ms. Combs, The City's Budget Manager, has been serving as Interim Finance Director. She started as the new Finance Director in late February.

Brent Dennis, Director

Brent Dennis has been named as the Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Tucson . Mr. Dennis comes to this new position from The City of Anaheim, where he has been serving as the Director of Community Services. He begins in his new position on April 2, 2018.

Christopher Tressler, Engineering Division Manager

Christopher Tressler has been named Coconino County's next Engineering Division Manager . Mr. Tressler most recently worked for Natural Channel Design, Inc. He begins in his new position on March 12th, 2018.

Katherine Wisinski, Assistant City Attorney

Katherine Wisinski has been named as the new Assistant City Attorney for the City of Brentwood . Ms. Wisinski comes to Brentwood from the law firm of Best, Best & Krieger, where she has served as Of Counsel for over two years. She preveiously served as Assistant City Attorney for the City of Walnut Creek and Deputy City Attorney for the City of Concord. She will start in her new position on February 5th, 2018.

Julie Arendall, City Manager

TheCity of Goodyear, Arizona has appointed Julie Arendall as its new City Manager . Ms. Arendall comes to Goodyear from the City of Peoria, Arizona, where she has been serving as Deputy City Manager. She will start in her new position on February 20th, 2018.

Hal Hart, Planning Director

Skagit County has appointed Hal Hart as its next Planning Director . Mr. Hart has almost 30 years of planning experience in Washington and Alaska. He will start in his new position on February 1st, 2018.

Tony Rouhotas, County Executive Officer

Tony Rouhotas has been named County Executive Officer for the County of Imperial. Mr. Rouhotas has been employed with the County since 2001 in increasingly responsible roles, and since 2008 as the Fire Chief/OES Coordinator for the County. He will began his new role on January 2, 2018.

Rick Bruneau, Deputy Director

The City of San Jose, Department of Finance has appointed Rick Bruneau as their next Deputy Director of Finance, Administration, Banking and Revenue Management. He is currently serving as the Business Unit Controller/Finance Manager III with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. He will begin in his new role on January 12, 2018.

Amy Martin, Human Resources Administrator

The Southern Nevada Health District has appointed Amy Martin as their next Human Resources Administrator. Since 2013 Ms. Martin has served as the Human Resources and Risk Management Director for the City of Redlands. She will begin in his new role on January 2, 2018.

Rosemarie Gaglione, Public Works Director

The City of Oxnard has named Rosemarie Gaglione as their next Public Works Director. Since 2014, Ms. Gaglione has been serving as the Public Works Director/City Engineer for the City of Goleta Public Works Department. She will begin in his new role on January 16, 2018.

Patricia Lord, Assistant General Manager

Patricia Lord has been appointed to the position of Assistant General Manager for the Livermore Area Recreation and Park District. Ms. Lord has been serving as Recreation Department Manager for the District. She will begin in his new role on December 4.

Richard Stout, County Counsel

Tehama County has appointed Richard Stout to the position of County Counsel. Mr. Stout has served as Deputy County Counsel IV for Sutter County, Yuba City, California since 2001. He will begin in his new role on December 4.

Tim McSorley, Director

Tim McSorley has been appointed to the position of Public Works Director for Tehama County. Mr. McSorley is currently serving as the Director of Public Works and Building/City Engineer for the City of Suisun City. He will begin in his new role on December 4.

Joshua Green, Administrator of Parks and Recreation

The Cosumnes Community Services District has appointed Joshua Green to the position of Administrator of Parks and Recreation. Mr. Green will begin in his new role on November 29.

Wade Horton, County Administrative Officer

The County of San Luis Obispo has named Wade Horton as their next County Administrative Officer. Mr. Horton has served as the Director of Public Works for the County since November 2014, and has worked with the City of San Luis Obispo since 2009. He will begin in his new role on November 13.

Richard Kuhns, Psy.D, County Administrative Officer

Richard Kuhns, PsyD., has been appointed as the County Administrative Officer for Trinity County. Dr. Kuhns has served as the Regional Housing Authority Director for the Shasta, Siskiyou, Trinity, Modoc Housing Authority since 2006. Through the same time period, he has also held the position of Executive Director for the Shasta County Community Action Agency. He will begin in his new role on December 4.

Sean Barclay, General Manager
TheTahoe City Public Utility District has named Sean Barclay as their new General Manager. Mr. Barclay has served as the Distric's Dirctor of Support Services since 2016. He began in his new role on October 20.

Andre Colaiace, Executive Director

Access Services has appointed Andre Colaiace to the position of Executive Director. Mr. Colaiace has been with Access Services in increasingly responsible roles since 2006, most recently as the Interim Executive Director, since July of 2016. He began in his new role on September 25.

Rosario Neaves, Director of Communications

Rosario Neaves has been appointed to the position of Director of Communications for the City of San Jose City Manager's Office. Since 2016, Mr. Neaves has served as the Director of Communications & Public Affairs for the San Antonio Housing Authority He will begin in his new role on November 6.

Raul Godinez, City Manager

The City of Santa Ana has named Raul Godinez to the position of City Manager. Mr. Godinez comes to Santa Ana from the City of Lynwood Public Works Department, where he is currently serving as the Public Works Director and City Engineer. He will begin in his new role on November 1.

Akin Okupe, General Manager

Akin Okupe has been appointed as General Manager of the East Palo Alto Sanitary District. Mr. Okupe comes to the district from the City of Sacramento, where he is currently a Sr. Civil Engineer. He will begin in his new role on October 30.

Ryan McNeil, District Manager

Fresno Mosquito and Vector Control has appointed Ryan McNeil as their next District Manager. Mr. McNeil comes to this new position from Clinica Sierra Vista, where he served as their Patient Service Center Manager.

Sandra Jackson-Bobo, Executive Director

Sandra Jackson-Bobo has been named the Executive Director of the Housing Authority of Kings County. Immediately prior to assuming her new role, Ms. Jackson-Bobo served as the Housing Management Coordinator for the Authority. Her prior experience has been with the Kings County Human Service Agency. She started in her new position on October 1, 2017.

Tamsen McNarie, Assistant General Manager

Tamsen (Tammy) McNarie has been appointed to the position of Assistant General Manager for Monterey One Water (formerly Monterey Regional Wateer Pollution Control Agency). Ms. McNarie is currently serving as the Director of Ops Support/Maintenance Planning at San Antonio Water System, and will begin in her new role on October 16.

Gary Willey, Air Pollution Control Officer

Gary Willey has been named Air Pollution Control Officer for the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control Distict. Mr. Willey has been with the organization in increasingly more responsible roles since 1990. He will begin in his new role on November 19, 2017.

Andi Barone, Court Executive Officer

The Sierra County Superior Court of California has appointed Andi Barone to the position of Court Executive Officer. Ms. Barone comes to Sierra County from the Lassen County Superior Court, where she has served since 1998 in increasingly responsible positions, with the last five years as the Court Executive Officer. She will begin in her new role on October 16.

Erik Christeson, General Manager

Erik Christeson has been named General Manager for the Kirkwood Meadows Public Utility District. Mr. Christeson assumed this new position after serving as the Engineering Supervisor for the Amador Water Agency. He joined the Kirkwood Meadows Public Utility District on September 18.

Mark Martin, General Manager

The Rancho Murieta Community Services District has appointed Mark Martin to the position of General Manager. Mr. Martin joins the Rancho Murieta CSD from the City of Stockton, where he serves as the Assistant Director of Community Development. He will begin in his new role on October 2.

Ed Jamison, Director of Animal Services

The City of Dallas has appointed Ed Jamison as their next Director of Animal Services. Mr. Jamison joins the City of Dallas after his position with the City of Cleveland, Ohio, where he served as the Chief Animal Control Officer. He will begin in his new role on October 18.

Jeffrey Burton, Director of Employee Development

Jeffrey Burton has been named as the new Director of Employee Development for Austin Energy. He assumes this role after serving as the Interim Director of Human Resources for the City's corporate HR Deppartment. He will begin in his new role immediately.

Patrick Lee, Finance Manager

Patrick Lee has been appointed to the position of Finance Manager for the Florin Resource Conservation District (Elk Grove Water District). Mr. Lee will begin in his new role on September 29, 2017.

Thomas Gresham, Assistant Director of Information Technology

Thomas Gresham has been appointed to the position of Assistant Director of Information Technology for the County of Santa Barbara. He is currently serving as the Chief Information Security Officer with the San Diego Unified Port District, and will begin in his new role on October 9, 2017.

Kendra Tupper, Chief Sustainability Officer

Kendra Tupper has been appointed to the position of Chief Sustainability Officer for the City of Boulder. Ms. Tupper has served as the City’s Energy Services Manager for the past 3 years. She will begin in her new role on September 11, 2017.

Bobby Khullar, Project Controls Manager

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has announced that Bobby Khullar has been appointed to the position of Project Controls Manager. Mr. Khullar comes to the Agency from Pacific Gas & Electric, where he has been serving as the Manager of Project Governance and Controls since 2014. He will being in his new role on August 28.

Beahta Davis, Diector of Regional Parks

The San Beranardino County Regional Parks Department has announced that Beatha Davis will be their next Director of Regional Parks. Ms. Davis comes to the County from the Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks, where she has been serving as the Chief of Recreation Services since 2012. She will begin in her new role on September 5.

Renata Robinson, Diversity Officer

The City of Boulder, Colorado has appointed Renata Robinson to the position of Diversity Officer. She comes to the City following her role as Managing Principal and Chief People Officer at T&T Innovative Solutions (LifesDevelopment), LLC, which she has held since 2004. Ms. Robinson will begin in her new role on July 31.

Michael Aho, District Administrator

The Fair Oaks Recreation and Park District has named Michael Aho as its next District Administrator. Mr. Aho most recently served as the Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Eagle, Idaho. He will begin in his new position on July 24.

Kara Skinner, Assistant Finance Director

Kara Skinner has been appointed to the position of Assistant Finance Director for the City of Boulder. Ms. Skinner came to Boulder from the City of Colorado Springs, where she was serving as Chief Financial Officer. She began her new role with the City of Boulder on June 19, 2017.

Michael Wever, Director of Public Works

The City of Apache Junction, Arizona has appointed Michael Wever to the position of Director of Public Works. Mr. Wever comes to Apache Junction from the City of Huron, South Dakota, where he has been serving as City Engineer for over 19 years, with the last four as Public Works Director/City Engineer. He will begin in his new role on July 10th.

Ryan Dulin, Deputy Director

The City of San Jose Fire Department has appointed Ryan Dulin as its next Deputy Director, Bureau of Administrative Services. Mr. Dulin has previously served as a Reserve Officer for the City of Walnut Creek Police Department, as well as Deputy Executive Director for the California Public Utilities Commission. He will begin in his new role on July 17.

April Apodaca, Controls Operation Officer

The City of Long Beach has selected April Apodaca to assume the role of Controls Operation Officer. Ms. Apodaca has been employed with the City of Long Beach since 2010, first in the role of Community Services Specialist II, and since 2012 as their Financial Services Officer.

Steve Bear, Police Chief

Steve Bear has been selected to serve in the position of Chief for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police Department. Mr. Bear has over 26 years of experience in law enforcement. He most recently served as the Division Director for the Alaska Wildlife Troopers. He will begin in his new position on September 1.

Ken Davies, Environmental Compliance and Policy Manager

Ken Davies has been appointed to the position of Environmental Compliance and Policy Manager for the City of San José. Mr. Davies was the City’s Environmental Compliance Officer has been serving as the Acting Manager.

Patrick Pittenger, Executive Director

Patrick Pittenger has been appointed to the position of Executive Director for the Merced County Association of Governments. Mr. Pittenger has been serving as Transportation Manager for the City/County of Carson City, Nevada for the past 10-plus years. He will begin in his new position on June 30.

Mary Jacobs, Town Manager

Mary Jacobs has been appointed to the position of Town Manager for the Town of Oro Valley. Ms. Jacobs will come to the Town of Oro Valley from the City of Sierra Vista, Arizona, where she has been serving as Assistant City Manager for the past 17 years. She will begin in her new position on September 5, 2017.

Vickie Clark, Director of Health & Social Services

Vicki Clark has been appointed to the position of Director of Health & Human Services for Sierra County. Ms. Clark comes to Sierra County from Routt County, where she was has held the position of Director for the Department of Human Services since 2008. She will begin in her new role on July 5, 2017.

Pete Saxton, Finance Director

Pete Saxton has been appointed to the position of Finance Director with the City of Tucson, Arizona. Prior to this role, Mr. Saxton has been serving as the Finance manager of Internal Audit / Interim Finance Administrator for the City. He will begin in his new role immediately.

Regina Romeo, Human Resources Director

Regina Romeo has been appointed to the position of HR Director for Sutter County. Ms Romeo joins Sutter County from the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control where she was HR Director since September 2013. She began in her new role on May 8, 2017

Arn Andrews, Assistant Town Manager

The Town of Los Gatos has appointed Arn Andrews to the position of Assistant Town Manager. Mr. Andrews has been with the city of San Jose for the past 10 years, the last three of which have been spent serving as the Chief Investment Officer for the City's Office of Retirement Services. He will begin in his new role on May 15, 2017.

Gail Kiyomura, Deputy HR Director - Risk Management Services

Gail Kiyomura has been appointed to the role of Deputy HR Director - Risk Management Services for the City of Stockton. Ms. Kiyomura brings significant risk management and insurance experience to the position, having served most recently as Director of Risk Management of Sungevity Holdings, Inc. Her earlier experience was as Risk and Insurance Manager for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Principal-Insurance at PG&E. She begins her new role today.

Peter Troedsson, City Manager

Peter Troedsson has been appointed the next City Manager for the City of Albany, Oregon. Mr. Troedsson comes to the City of Albany from the City of Bothell, Washington, where he has been serving as Assistant City Manager/Chief Operating Officer. His start date is June 26, 2017.

Jill North, Innovation Manager

Jill North has been named as the Innovation Manager with the City of San Jose Department of Transportation. Ms. North comes to the City from Google, where she was Program Manager of their Streetview program. She will begin in her new role immediately.

Jack Ainsworth, Executive Director

The California Coastal Commission has named Jack Ainsworth as their newest Executive Director. Mr. Ainsworth has worked at the commission for 29 years, most recently as the agency's Acting Executive Director. He assumed his new role in February 2017.

Fernando Gray, Fire Chief

Fernando Gray has been named Fire Chief for the City of Aurora, Colorado. Mr. Gray comes to the City of Aurora from the City of Dallas, where he has been serving as the Executive Assistant Fire Chief. He will begin in his new role on Monday, June 5, 2017.

Leonie Mattison, Director of Organizational Transformation & Leadership

The County of Santa Barbara has named Leonie Mattison as its next Director of Organizational Transformation & Leadership. Ms. Mattison comes to the County of Santa Barbara from the William Sansum Diabetes Center in Santa Barbara, where she has served in Training and Development as the Director of Research Operations since November, 2013. She will begin in her new role on April 10, 2017.

Veronica Hodge, Executive Director, Personnel Commission

Veronica Hodge has been named as the new Executive Director, Personnel Commission for the Alameda County Office of Education. She comes to the Alameda County Office of Education from California State University, Sacramento, where she was the Associate Vice President of Human Resources since June, 2012. She will begin in her new role on April 10, 2017

Ray Riordan, Deputy Director

Ray Riordan has been appointed to the position of Deputy Director of the Office of Emergency Services for the City of San Jose, California. Mr. Riordan has been an emergency consultant for CH2M most recently, and brings 25 years of experience in local agency emergency management, including seven years as Emergency Response Manager for the City of San Ramon. He will begin in his new role on March 13, 2017.

Maureen Zamarripa, Administrator, Parks and Recreation

The Cosumnes Community Services District has appointed Maureen Zamarripa to the position of Administrator of Parks and Recreation. Ms. Zamarripa comes to the Cosumnes CSD from the Fair Oaks Recreation and Park District, where she served as Distriction Administrator for over eight years. She will begin in her new role on March 1, 2017

Bryon Gustafson, Chief Sergeant-at-Arms

The California State Assembly has named Bryon Gustafson as their Chief Sergeant-at-Arms. Mr. Gustafson comes to the California State Assembly from the Stockton Unified School District Police Department where he was the Chief of Police since 2014. He has begun in his new role, and was confirmed on Monday, January 30.

Stephanie Holloman, Human Resources Director

Stephanie Holloman has been appointed to the position of Human Resources Director for the City of Riverside, CA. Ms. Holloman comes to the City of Riverside from the City of Los Angeles, Harbor Department, where she was a Senior Personnel Analyst II since 2008. She will begin in her new role on February 13.

Anne Bloxom, Division Director

Anne Bloxom has been named as the Division Director for the Orange County Social Services Agency. Ms. Bloxom has been with the Agency since 1988 in various roles, most recently as the Deputy Director/Administrative Manager III. She will begin in her new role on February 6, 2017.

Diana Narahara, Assistant City Controller

The City of Long Beach, CA has appointed Diana Narahara as their new Assistant City Controller. Ms. Narahara comes to the City of Long Beach from the City of Corona, CA, where she worked in the Finance Division, Administrative Services Department. She will begin in her new role on February 6, 2017.

Sandy Palmer, Purchasing and Business Services Manager

Sandy Palmer has been named as the Purchasing and Business Services Manager for the City of Long Beach, CA. Ms. Palmer has been working for the City of Long Beach for more than 20 years in various roles, most recently as the Acting Purchasing and Business Services Manager. She moved to the permanent role on January 30, 2017.

Gary Ameling, Chief Financial Officer

Gary Ameling has been appointed to the position of Chief Financial Officer for the City of Las Vegas. Mr. Ameling comes to the City of Las Vegas from his position as Finance Director for the City of Santa Clara. He will join the City of Las Vegas on February 15th.

Manjeet Ranu, Director of Planning and Development Services

Manjeet Ranu has been appointed to the position of Director of Planning and Development Services for the City of Tucson. Mr. Ranu most recently served as acting Director of Planning and Building for the City of Encinitas, CA. Mr. Ranu will start with the City of Tucson on February 6th.

Scott Mitnick, County Administrative Officer

Scott Mitnick has been named County Administrative Officer with Sutter County. Mr. Mitnick served as the City Manager for the City of Thousand Oaks, CA for 11 years. He will begin immediately in his new role with Sutter County.

Ally Haynes-Hamblen, Director

Ally Haynes-Hamblen has been appointed to the position of Director of the Office of Cultural Affairs for the City of Las Vegas, NV. Ms. Haynes-Hamblen comes to the City of Las Vegas from Scottsdale, Arizona, where she has been serving for the past 13 years with the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, the last year and a half as the Center's Director. She will begin in her new role on January 23, 2017

Jennifer Carman, Community Development Director

The City of Morgan Hill has named Jennifer Carman to the position of Community Development Director. Ms. Carman will begin in her new role on February 13, 2017.

Patrick Larkin, District Administrator

Patrick Larkin has been appointed District Administrator for the Cordova Recreation and Park District. Mr. Larkin most recently served as the Recreation Superintendent for the Cosumnes Community Services District. He will begin in his new role in mid-January, 2017.

Justin Long, Deputy Director

Justin Long has accepted the role of Deputy Director for Parks with the City of San Jose Department of Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services. Mr. Long currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent of Environmental Stewardship for the Minneapolis Parks & Recreation Board. He will begin in his new role on January 9, 2017.

Greg Jones, Assistant General Manager

The Nevada Irrigation District has appointed Greg Jones to the position of Assistant General Manager. Mr. Jones comes to the Nevada Irrigation District from the Sierra Business Council, where he served as Vice President for the past six years. He will begin in his new role on January 3, 2017.

Michael Flood, Assistant General Manager

The Casitas Municipal Water District has selected Michael Flood as their new Assistant General Manager. Mr. Flood comes to Casitas Municipal Water District from the Antelope Valley East-Kern Water Agency, where he has been employed since 2004, most recently as Assistant General Manager/Agency Engineer since 2010.

Karen DeCrescenzo, Department Manager, Human Resources

The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) has named Karen DeCrescenzo as their new Department Manager, Human Resources. Ms. DeCrescenzo comes to OCTA from The City of San Diego, where she served as the Deputy Director of Human Resources. She will begin in her new role on January 9, 2017.

Dan Tibbitts, Principal Engineer

Dan Tibbitts has been named Principal Engineer for the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency (SAFCA). Prior to joining SAFCA, Mr. Tibbitts had been serving as Project Manager for 10 years with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Eric Blomquist, Building Official

The City of Morgan Hill appointed Eric Blomquist to the position of Building Official. Mr. Blomquist has been with the City for over 12 years, most recently as Building Inspector Supervisor for more than two years. Mr. Blomquist will begin his new role immediately.

Nancy O'Connor, Director

The City of Ventura appointed Nancy O'Connor to the position of Director of Parks, Recreation & Community Partnerships. Ms. O'Connor has been with the City since 2011 as Parks Manager. She will began her new role on December 5, 2016.

Anne Penney, Controller

Anne Penney has been appointed to the position of Controller for the City of Boulder, Colorado. In joining the City of Boulder, Ms. Penney will be leaving her current position as Accounting Manager for the Denver Housing Authority. She will start her new position on January 3, 2017.

Wayne Nastri, Executive Officer

The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) has appointed Wayne Nastri as the agency's new Executive Officer. Mr. Nastri served as the interim executive officer since April 1. Prior to joining SCAQMD, he worked with E4 Strategic Solutions, Inc. He will begin in his new role on December 12, 2016.

Howard Stiskin, Health & Safety Manager

Howard Stiskin has accepted the position of Health & Safety Division Manager with the City of San Jose HR Department. Prior to this role, Mr. Stiskin was a Claims Manager for the Human Resources Department Workers' Compensation Division at the City and County of San Francisco. He will begin in his new position immediately.

Heba El-Guendy, Vision Zero Project Manager

The City of San Jose Department of Transportation has appointed Heba El-Guendy to the position of Vision Zero Project Manager. Ms. El-Guendy was previously the City Traffic Engineer with the City of Goleta, and holds a Master of Engineering degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. She will begin in her new role immediately.

Ken MacKenzie, Executive Director

The Urban Drainage and Flood Control District (UDFCD) has announced Ken MacKenzie has been selected as its new Executive Director. Mr. MacKenzie has been with UDFCD since 1995, rising through various roles with the agency. He has served as Program Manager for their Master Planning Program since 2008. He began in his new role on October 13.

Steven Castile, Chief of Park Operations

Steven Castile has been appointed to the position of Chief of Park Operations with East Bay Regional Park District. Mr. Castile has been serving as Park Operations Manager for the City/County of San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department for the past 7 years. He will begin in his new position on December 5.

Patrick Mallon, Assistant Director of Public Safety Communications

The California Governor's Office of Emergency Services has named Patrick Mallon as its new Assistant Director of Public Safety Communications. Patrick comes to Cal OES from the Los Angeles Regional Interoperability Communications System Joint Powers Authority, where he has been the Executive Director managing the development and implementation of the LA-RICS Long Term Evolution Public Safety Broadband Network and Land Mobile Radio Systems for the last five years. He will begin in his new role on November 21.

Gregg Leiss, Assistant County Administrative Officer to Budget and Finance

Alpine County has appointed Gregg Leiss to the role of Assistant County Administrative Officer to Budget and Finance. Mr. Leiss was most recently a managing member of a northern Nevada real estate development and construction firm, and previously served as the Administrative Services Officer for the Nevada State Departments of Health and Forestry. He will begin his new position on November 16.

Douglas Sanger, Chief Deputy Probation Officer

The County of Orange Probation Department has selected Douglas Sanger to assume the role of Chief Deputy Probation Officer. Mr. Sanger has held several positions within the Orange County Probation Department, and will leave his role as Probation Division Director, which he has held since 2007 to begin in his new position. He will begin in his new position on November 25, 2016.

Brigette Gibb, Director of Human Resources

The Orange County Fire Authority has named Brigette Gibb as their new Director of Human Resources. Ms. Gibb has spent over two years with the Orange County Fire Authority as their Employee Relations Manager. She will begin in her new role on November 11.

Annette Goley, Police Support Manager - Dispatch

Annette Goley has been appointed to the position of Police Support Manager – Dispatch for the City of Fairfield Police Department. Ms. Goley will be leaving her position as Public Safety Supervisor with the Department of Emergency Management, Division of Emergency Communications, City and County of San Francisco and join the City of Fairfield on November 28th.

Rachel Hemphill,Chief Systems Actuary

Rachel Hemphill has been appointed to the position of Chief Systems Actuary for the California Department of Insurance. Ms. Hemphill has been serving as Senior Casualty Actuary for the CDI for three and a half years. Her start date was November 1, 2016.

Ray Busch, Wastewater Division Manager

The City of Klamath Falls has hired Ray Busch as its Wastewater Division Manager. Mr. Busch comes to Klamath Falls from his position as Water Pollution Control Facility Manager at the City of Hayward. He began in his new role on October 17, 2016.

Eric Hon, Division Manager, Landscape Services

The City of San Jose has named Eric Hon to the position of Division Manager, Landscape Services. Mr. Hon will begin in his new role immediately.

Rick Scott, Division Manager for Street Pavement Maintenance

Rick Scott has been named to the position of Division Manager for Street Pavement Maintenance with the City of San Jose, CA. Mr. Scott has been serving as the Interim Division Manager of Landscape and Traffic Maintenance with The City of San Jose since May, 2015, and will begin in his new role immediately.

Diana Jimenez, Deputy Director Aging and CalWORKS Employment Services
The Monterey County Department of Social Services has named Diana Jimenez to the position of Deputy Director Aging and CalWORKS Employment Services. Ms. Jimenez begins this role following her role as Interim CWES Program Director with the Monterey County Department of Social and Employment Services. She will begin immediately.

James Corless, Chief Executive Officer

James Corless has been named as the Chief Executive Officer of the Sacramento Area Council of Governments. Mr. Corless is currently serving as the Executive Director of Transportation4America, where he will continue through March, 2017. He will begin in his new role on April 3, 2017.

Sarah Jones, Program Manager

The Florin Resource Conservation District/Elk Grove Water District has named Sarah Jones to the position of Program Manager. Ms. Jones will leave her position as Stormwater Program Manager for the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency to assume her new position. Her start date is October 24.

Lon Peterson, Communications and Outreach Manager

The Marin Municipal Water District has appointed Lon Peterson to the position of Communications and Outreach Manager. Mr. Peterson comes to the Marin Municipal Water District from The City of Palo Alto, where he was the Communications Manager. His start date was September 19.

Noël Mink, Manager of Human Resources

The City of Aurora, CO has appointed Noël Mink to the position of Manager of Human Resources Operations. Ms. Mink has worked for the City of Aurora, CO since 2006 as the Training Supervisor for their 911 Dispatch Center, and then as their Employment and Compensation Administrator before assuming the role of Interim Human Resoures Manager of Operations in 2015.

Eugene Campbell, Fire Chief

Eugene Campbell has been appointed to the position of Fire Chief at the City of Missouri City, TX. He comes to this position from the Pasadena Fire Department in Pasadena, CA, where he was the Deputy Chief of Administration - Fire Marshall. He will begin this position on September 6, 2016.

James Brown, Risk Manager

The City of Boulder, CO has appointed James Brown to the position of Risk Manager. Mr. Brown will leave his current position as Loss Control Manager and Risk Consultant with the Division of Risk Managerment for the State of Utah, where he has served for over six years. He will begin in his new role on November 7, 2016.

Linda Cox, Chief Administrative Officer/Risk Manager

Linda Cox has been appointed to the position of Chief Administrative Officer/Risk Manager with the Municipal Pooling Authority. She will begin in this role on September 6, 2016.

Daniel Klemann, Deputy Director of Long Range Planning

The County of Santa Barbara has appointed Daniel Klemann to the position of Deputy Director of Long Range Planning. Mr. Klemann leaves his position as Manager-Residential Permits Section, Ventura County Resource Management Agency-Planning Division. His start date in his new position is September 26, 2016.

Neil Rufino, Division Manager

The City of San Jose, CA Department of Parks and Recreation and Neighborhood Services has appointed Neil Rufino to the position of Division Manager, Recreation and Community Services Division. He will begin in this position on August 22, 2016.

Mike Will, Division Manager

Mike Will has been appointed to the position of Division Manager, Parks Division at The City of San Jose, CA Department of Parks and Recreation and Neighborhood Services. He will begin this position immediately.

Michelle Lacy, General Manager

Michelle Lacy has been appointed to the position of General Manager with the Pleasant Hill Recreation and Park District. Her start date is August 29, 2016.

Remie Diva, Administrative Officer

The Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency (SAFCA) has appointed Remie Diva as its new Administrative Officer. Ms. Diva will be leaving her current position as Administrative Services Officer II, Fiscal & Administration with the County of Sacramento’s Department of Water Resources. Her start date with SAFCA is Monday, August 15th.

David Jinkens, City Manager

The City of Avalon has appointed David Jinkens as its next City Manager. Mr. Jinkens most recently served as City Administrator for the City of South Lake Tahoe. He starts in his new position on July 15th.

James McIntosh, Finance Director

James McIntosh has been appointed Finance Director for the City of Henderson, NV. Mr. McIntosh currently serves as Chief Financial Officer for the Clark County School District. Mr. McIntosh will start in his new position with the City of Henderson on Monday, July 18th.

Brad Poiriez, Executive Director/Air Pollution Control Officer

The Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District has appointed Brad Poiriez as its Executive Director. Mr. Poiriez has over over twelve years of experience at Imperial County Air Pollution Control District, where he most recently served as Air Pollution Control Officer. His start date is July 25.