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Executive Level Recruitment

CPS HR specializes in the recruitment and selection of executive level professionals in city, county, state, special district and non-profit agencies. Working in partnership with the governing body or selection team, we develop customized search strategies that focus on locating and recruiting qualified candidates who match the agency’s unique needs. Our experienced executive recruiters apply in-depth knowledge of public-agency operations, programs, and services as well as innovative recruitment techniques to provide you with a guided experience resulting in the most qualified candidates.

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Deputy City Manager
City of Aurora

Laura Perry

City of Aurora has selected Laura Perry to assume the role of Deputy City Manager. Ms. Perry comes to the City previously serving as the Capital Planning and Programming Director for the City and County of Denver. She will begin in her role on October 13.

Assistant Development Services Director
City of Costa Mesa, CA

Scott Drapkin

The City of Costa Mesa has selected Scott Drapkin to assume the role of Assistant Development Services Director. Mr. Drapkin comes to the City previously serving as the Planning Manager for the City of Laguna Beach. Mr. Drapkin has over 25 years of community development and municipal government experience. He will begin in his role September 20.

Public Safety Attorney
City of Aurora

Peter Schulte

The City of Aurora has selected Peter Schulte to assume the role of Public Safety Attorney. Mr. Shulte comes to the City previously serving as Police Legal Advisor for City of DeSoto, Texas Police Department. He has 20 years of experience, which includes experience as both a prosecutor and a criminal defense attorney.

Building Official
City of Costa Mesa, CA

Ziad Doudar

The City of Costa Mesa has selected Ziad Doudar to assume the role of Building Official. Mr. Doudar was previously with the City serving as a Plan Check Engineer. He is an experienced and seasoned Civil Engineer and has over 25 years of experience in Engineering Design and Project Management. He will begin in his role on September 12.

Deputy Director of Public Works
City of San Mateo, CA

Matthew Fabry

City of San Mateo, CA has selected Matthew Fabry to assume the role of Deputy Director of Public Works. Mr. Fabry comes to the City previously serving as the Director, Countywide Water Pollution Prevention Program for City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County. Mr. Fabry brings 25 years of wastewater and stormwater experience. He will begin in his role on September 7.

Director of Capital Development
Utah Transit Authority

Todd Provost

Utah Transit Authority has selected Todd Provost to assume the role of Director of Capital Development. Mr. Provost comes to the Authority previously serving as the Vice President of Operations for Modern Railway Systems. Mr. Provost has over 20 years of experience in the transit industry. He will begin in his role on September 3.

Parks & Recreation Director
City of Durango, CO

Ture Nycum

City of Durango has selected Ture Nycum to assume the role of Parks & Recreation Director. Mr. Nycum comes to the City previously serving as the Parks & Recreation Director for the City of Fruita, CO. Mr. Nycum has over twenty years of municipal parks and recreation experience, fourteen of which have been at the director level. He will begin in his role on August 30.

Parks and Open Space Director
Boulder County, CO

Therese Glowacki

Boulder County, CO has selected Therese Glowacki to assume the role of Parks and Open Space Director. Ms. Glowacki was previously serving as the Manager of the Resource Management Division for Boulder County Parks and Open Space Department. She has over 22 years of experience with the department. She will begin in her role on August 23.

Human Resources Director
City of Elk Grove, CA

Melissa Rojas

The City of Elk Grove, CA has selected Melissa Rojas to assume the role of Human Resources Director. Ms. Rojas comes to the City previously serving as the Human Resources Director for the City of Albany and brings over 10 years of experience. She will begin in her role on August 16.

Public Health Director
San Bernardino County, CA

Joshua Dugas

San Bernardino County has selected Joshua Dugas to assume the role of Public Health Director. Mr. Dugas has been with the agency for close to 20 years and has a wealth of experience. He will begin in his role on August 14.

Safety Manager
City of Anaheim, CA

Carlos Paiz

City of Anaheim has selected Carlos Paiz to assume the role of Safety Manager. Mr. Paiz has been with the City for almost 3 years and brings over 15 years of experience. He will begin in his role on August 4.

Fire Chief
City of League City

Michael Lugo

City of League City has selected Michael Lugo to assume the role of Fire Chief. Mr. Lugo comes to the City previously serving as the Assistant Fire Chief for Denton County Emergency Services District. He will begin in his role in August.