Promotions, New Gigs & Other Good News

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July 2019

Tamara Letourneau, new gig: City Manager, Laguna Niguel, CA

Michelle Wolfe, new gig: City Manager, Blaine, MN

Mercedes Perez, promotion: Assistant City Manager, Plant City, FL

June 2019

Lisa Wallace, new gig: Assistant City Manager, Myrtle Beach, SC

Kristy Schmidt, new gig: Deputy City Manager, Goleta, CA

Frances Robustelli, new gig: Assistant City Manager, Napa, CA

Tracy Hutton, new gig: Town Administrator, Northfield, NH

Jenny Haruyama, new gig: City Manager, Tracy, CA

Sara Hensley, new gig: Assistant City Manager, Denton, TX

Anne Marie Gaura, new gig: City Manager, Lincolnwood, IL

Tracie S. Hlavinka, new gig: Town Manager, Clarkdale, AZ

May 2019

Jennifer Hoffman, promotion: City/County Manager, Broomfield, CO

Sharon Landers, new gig: City Manager, Carson, CA

Catherine McMullen, new gig: Registrar of Voters, Lake County, CA

Angel Wright-Lanier, new gig: Assistant City Manager, Fayetteville, NC

Sandra Zadell, new gig: Town Manager, Upper Gwynedd, PA

Jill Silverboard, new gig: Deputy County Administrator/Chief of Staff, Pinellas County, FL

April 2019

Rochelle Clayton, new gig: Deputy City Manager, Menifee, CA

Valarie Means, new gig: City Manager, Fairmont, WV

Nancy Hunt-Coffey, promotion: Assistant City Manager, Beverly Hills, CA

Gina Fiandaca, new gig: Assistant City Manager, Austin, TX

Deborah Feng, new gig: City Manager, Cupertino, CA

Erin Erdman, promotion: City Manager, Battle Ground, WA

Frances McMullan, promotion: City Manager, Ypsilanti, MI

Anita Gutierrez, promotion: Development Services Director, Pomona, CA

Teresa Taylor, new gig: Assistant City Manager, Decatur, GA

Heather Brown, new gig: Assistant City Manager, Portland, ME

Lisa A. Kotter, new gig: City Administrator, Moline, IL

March 2019

Kimberly Sowell, promotion: Assistant City Manager, Greensboro, NC

Maureen Hodges, promotion: Lieutenant, Lifeguards, San Diego, CA

Nikki Salas, new gig: City Manager, Barstow, CA

Susan Smith, promotion: Police Chief, Yuma, AZ

Jeanine Nicholson, promotion: Fire Chief, City/County, San Francisco, CA

Fabiola Huerta, promotion: City Manager, La Habra Heights, CA

Kristine Ridge, new gig: City Manager, Santa Ana, CA

Janette Smith, promotion: City Manager, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Leisa Haynes, new gig: City Manager, Rio Communities, NM

Kimberly Sowell, promotion: Assistant City Manager, Greensboro, NC

Leslie Manahan, promotion, Chief of Police, Valdosta, GA

Emily Colon, new gig: Assistant City Manager, Lakeland, FL

Dana Hardie, new gig: City Manager, Victoria, MN

Deborah Guthrie, new gig: City Administrator, Eldon, MO

February 2019

Stacy Barnes, promotion: City Administrator, Greensburg, KS.

Theodore “Ted” Staton, League Board Member: Recognition: 2019 ICMA Outstanding Mentor Award Winner

Helen Ramirez, new gig: Deputy City Manager, Brownsville, TX

Nancy Kerry, new gig: Town Manager, Frisco, CO

Erin Schaible, new gig: Police Chief, Fairfax, VA

January 2019

Melanie Mesko Lee, new gig: City Manager, Burnsville, MN

Libby Spencer, new gig: Deputy City Administrator, Madisonville, KY

Danielle Judd, new gig: City Manager, Fort Meade, FL

Suzanne Sherman, new gig: Deputy City Manager, Palm Bay, FL

Nancy Kerry, new gig: Town Manager, Frisco, CO

Jody Ocker, new gig: City Manager, Sunbury, PA

Elizabeth Warmerdam, new gig: Assistant City Manager, San Leandro, CA

Andrea Arnold, promotion: City Manager, Decatur, GA

Kelli J. Bourgeois, promotion: City Manager,  Columbia Heights, MN

Jennifer M. Levitt, promotion: City Administrator, Cottage Grove, MN

December 2018

Nichelle Luster, promotion: Police Chief, Union City, NJ

Shannon Lewis, promotion: City Manager, Melbourne, FL

Suja Lowenthal, new gig: City Manager, Hermosa Beach, CA

Debra Campbell, new gig: City Manager, Asheville, NC

Jeannette Vagnozzi, new gig: City Manager, Upland, CA

Pamela Ojeda, promotion: Police Chief, North Las Vegas, NV

Alicia Welch, new gig: Fire Chief, Golden, CO

Terra Greene, promotion: City Manager, Lexington, NC

Sharyn Dickerson, new gig: City Administrator, Watkinsville, GA

Lisa Morrell, promotion: City Manager, Palm Bay, FL

November 2018

Anne Cardwell, new gig: Assistant City Manager, Vallejo, CA

Alicia Welch, new gig: Fire Chief, Golden, CO

Terra Greene, promotion: City Manager, Lexington, NC

Pamela Ojeda, promotion: Police Chief, North Las Vegas, NV

Debra Campbell, new gig: City Manager, Asheville, NC

October 2018

Teresa Gallavan, new gig: City Manager, Selma, CA

Ruth Osuna, new gig: Deputy County Administrator, Washington County, OR

Jennifer Olson, new gig: City Administrator, Stanwood, WA

Mary Goodman, promotion: Deputy Town Manager, Gilbert, AZ

Barbara Schubert Goodrich, promotion: City Manager, Flagstaff, AZ

Tammy Letourneau, recognition: MMASC President’s Award 2018, Costa Mesa, CA

Amy Chang, recognition: MMASC Stewardship Award 2018, Ontario, CA

Lori Sassoon, recognition: MMASC Excellence in Government Award 2018, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Lori Karaguezian, recognition: MMASC J. Michael Dutton Summit Award 2018, Orange County Sanitation District, CA

September 2018

Opal Mauldin-Jones, recognition: 2018 League of Women in Government Leadership Trailblazer Award Winner 

Sergeant Diana Williams, Mesa, AZ Police Department, recognition: International Association of Chiefs of Police “40 Under 40” Award

August 2018

2018 League of Women in Government Leadership Trailblazer Top 10 Finalists

2018 League of Women in Government Leadership Trailblazer Nominees   

July 2018

Marakeshia S. Smith, new gig: Assistant City Administrator, Oakland, CA

Sereniah Breland, new gig: City Manager, Pflugerville, TX

Jane Brautigam, City Manager, Boulder, CO, recognition: 2019 ICMA President-Elect

Christine Landes, new gig: City Manager, Gardiner, ME

June 2018

Kelly A. Amidei, promotion: Village Administrator, Libertyville, IL

Linda M. Crawford, new gig: City Administrator Mora, MN

May 2018

Chelsea Jackson, promotion: Assistant City Manager, Douglasville, GA

Kimberly Peterson, promotion: Chief of Police, Fremont, CA

Jill C. Bailey, new gig: Chief Administrative Officer, Fort Wright, KY

RaShall M. Brackney, new gig: Chief of Police, Charlottesville, VA

Melissa Dodd, new gig: City Manager, Bellbrook, OH

Cynthia M. Wagner, new gig: City Administrator, Smithville, MO

April 2018

Tina Murphy, new gig: Director of Human Resources, Sunnyvale, CA

Eileen Donoghue, new gig: City Manager, Lowell, MA

Ginny Cranor, promotion: Fire Chief, Pensacola, FL

March 2018

Yasmin Beers, promotion: City Manager, Glendale, CA

Patrice Garvin, new gig: Town Administrator, Belmont, CA

Marcela Piedra, promotion: City Manager, El Centro, CA

February 2018

Ashley Jacobs, elected President, League of Women in Government

Stephanie L. Reyes, promotion: Chief of Staff, San Marcos, TX

Susan L. Grant, new gig: City Manager, Aventura, FL

Heather Geyer, recognition: 2018 Colorado City/County Management Association Trailblazer Award

Rhoda Mae Kerr, promotion: Fire Chief, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Pam Reece, promotion: City Manager, Normal, IL

January 2018

Stephanie Garrabrant-Sierra, new gig: City Manager, Willits, CA

Marti Brown, new gig: City Manager, Marysville, CA

Marcela Piedra, promotion: City Manager, El Centro, CA

Tasha Logan Ford, new gig: Assistant City Manager, Winston-Salem, NC

Eve Irvine, new gig: Police Chief, Torrance, CA

Tara Schultz, new gig: City Manager, Claremont, CA

Heather Balser, promotion: City Manager, Louisville, CO

December 2017

Monica M. Cepero, new gig: Deputy County Administrator, Broward County, FL

Victoria “Tori” Brazitis, new gig: Assistant City Manager, Bothell, WA

Bertha Henry, recognition: Governing Public Official of the Year 2017

Laura Fitzpatrick, new gig: Deputy City Manager, Chesapeake, VA

Pamela Antil, Assistant City Administrator, Santa Barbara, CA recognition: Professional Women in Advocacy: Women Serving Women Finalist for work being done by the League of Women in Government

Kristine Ridge, new gig: City Manager, Laguna Niguel, CA

November 2017

Andrea Surratt, new gig: City Manager, Bozeman, NC

Stacy Schweikhart, Community Information Manager, Kettering, OH, recognition: Route 50 Navigator Award

October 2017

Christina Turner, promotion: City Manager, Morgan Hill, CA

Marcella Marlowe, new gig: City Manager, San Marino, CA

Dawn M. Buckland, new gig: Deputy Town Manager, Paradise Valley, AZ

Yvonne Kimball, new gig: City Manager, Jackson, CA

Ellen J. Baer, promotion: Director of Administrative Services, Western Springs, IL

September 2017

Lori Ann Farrell, promotion: Assistant City Manager, Huntington Beach, CA

Elizabeth A. Dragon, new gig: City Manager, Keene, NH

Mary Jacobs, new gig: Town Manager, Oro Valley, AZ

Victoria Yarbrough, promotion: Assistant City Manager, Sierra Vista, AZ

Carmen Nichols, new gig: Deputy City Manager, Goleta, CA

Iris R. Holt, promotion: City Manager, Springfield, TN

August 2017

Jennifer Bramley, new gig: City Manager, Dunedin, FL

Katie Lichtig, new gig: Assistant City Manager, Santa Monica, CA

Andrea Miller, promotion: City Manager, San Bernardino, CA

July 2017

2017 ELGL Traeger List of Local Government Influencers HERE

Shana Yelverton, City Manager, Southlake, TX, recognition: 2017 Texas City Management Association Mentoring Award

Ann E. Well, new gig: City Manager, Greenville, NC

Elizabeth A. Dragon, new gig: City Manager, Keene, NH

Wilma C. Quan-Schecter, promotion: City Manager, Fresno, CA

Rochelle D. Small-Toney, new gig: City Manager, Rocky Mount, NC

June 2017

Elizabeth Pauli, promotion: City Manager, Tacoma, WA

Cynthia M. Steinhauser, new gig: City Manager, Frankfort, KY

Carol S. Houck, new gig: City Manager, Delaware City, DE

Jill Bourne, Library Director, San Jose, CA, recognition: Library Journal Librarian of the Year

Sheryl Walsh Molloy, Director of Communications, Novi, MI, recognition: 39th Michigan Emmy Award

Karen Pinkos, Assistant City Manager, El Cerrito, CA, recognition: ICMA Incoming President

Sue Allen, new gig: Assistant City Manager, Montpelier, VT

Alexa Barton, new gig: City Manager, Belton, MO

May 2017

Alexa M. Barton, new gig: City Manager, Belton MO

Sabra Smith Newby, new gig: city manager of Reno, NV

Sara Ott, new gig: Assistant City Manager, Aspen, CO

Karen Paulson, PHR, new gig: Director of Human Resources, Frederick, MD

Miranda Lutzow, recognition: MMANC Rising Star Award

Sharon Landers, recogniton: MMANC Career Excellence Award

Debra Rose, new gig: City Manager, Lake Forest, CA

Amanda A. Rhinehart, new gig: City Manager, Forest Hills, TN

April 2017

Lorie Tinfow, new gig: City Manager, Benicia, CA

March 2017

Sabrina B. Joy-Hogg, new gig: Deputy City Manager, Charlotte, NC

Maureen E. Zamarripa, new gig: Parks and Recreation Administrator, Cosumnes Community Services District, CA

February 2017

Blythe C. Robinson, new gig: Executive Director, Wellesley, MA

Lynda K. Humble, new gig: City Manager, Bastrop, TX

Shanae Jones, promotion: County Manager, Nassau County, FL

Jennifer F. Phillips, new gig: City Manager, Bothell, WA

Jessie Baker, new gig: City Manager, Winooski, VT

January 2017

Teresa A. Tieman, new gig: Town Manager, Fenwick Island, DE

Christy S. Wurster, new gig: City Manager, Silverton, OR

Nicole C. Ard, new gig: City Manager, Greenbelt, MD

Heather R. Lemieux, new gig: Town Manager, Lunenburg, MA

Jill Bourne, recognition: Library Journal’s 2017 Librarian of the Year

Monica S. Irelan, new gig: City Manager, Painesville, OH

Julie Underwood, new gig: City Manager, Mercer Island, WA

Alison Zelms, new gig: Assistant City Manager, Mankato, MN

December 2016

Ashley Monroe, new gig: Assistant City Manager, Iowa City, IA

November 2016

Tracey Cordes, new gig: County Administrator, Gratiot County, MI

Christine M. Vuletich, new gig: Assistant County Manager, Washoe County, NV

Ruth Osuna, new gig: Assistant City Manager, Oxnard, CA

Maria Hurtado, new gig: Assistant City Manager, Hayward, CA

Elizabeth A. Hansen, new gig: City Administrator, Windsor Heights, IA

Ann M. Ober, new gig: City Manager of Milwaukie, OR

October 2016

Robin R. Hayes, new gig: City Manager, Mt. Dora, FL

September 2016

Terese Taylor, new gig: Assistant City Manager, LaGrange, GA

Lauri Aylaian, promotion: City Manager, Palm Desert, CA

Anne Cardwell, new gig: Assistant City Manager, Martinez, CA

August 2016

Jeri Williams, new gig: Police Chief, Phoenix, AZ

Michelle L. Smolen, new gig: Assistant to the City Manager, Paducah, KY

Yvonne Garrett, promotion: City Manager, La Mesa, CA

Erica L. Batdorf, new gig: Township Manager, West Vincent Township, PA.

Tanya Ange, new gig: Deputy City Manager, Boulder, CO

Kelly McAdoo, promotion: City Manager, Hayward, CA

July 2016

Shohreh Dupuis, new gig: Assistant City Manager, Laguna Beach, CA

Cindy Protho, new gig: Assistant City Manager, Barstow, CA

Elena Reyes, new gig: City Manager, Manteca, CA

Kimbra McCarthy, new gig: Assistant City Manager, Redwood City, CA

Jenny Haruyama, new gig: City Manager, Scotts Valley, CA

Crystal Johnson, new gig: City Manager, Granite Falls, MN

June 2016

Emily M. Christian, new gig: Assistant to the City Manager, Miamisburg, OH

Jill Jolicoeur, new gig: Assistant to the County Administrator, Douglas County, KS

Lori Luhnow, new gig: Police Chief, Santa Barbara, CA

Jill Silverboard, Assistant City Manager of Clearwater, FL, Recognition: FL Outgoing Executive Board award in recognition of voluntary leadership

Pamela Brangaccio, recognition: City Manager, New Smyrna Beach, FL: FL Award for Career Excellence in recognition of her outstanding career in local government

Tracy Miller, Strategic Management Advisor, Sarasota County, FL, Recognition: “If You Care, You Do!” award honoring an individual who goes above and beyond on a project or program

LeAnn Larson, recognition: City Clerk, Osseo, MN: Minnesota Women in City Government Leadership Award

Bonnie Svrcek, promotion: City Manager, Lynchburg, VA

Jane Shang, City Manager, Deltona, FL, recognition: 2016 City Manager of the Year by the Volusia League of Cities

May 2016

Reva Feldman, promotion:City Manager, Malibu, CA

Miranda Brattz, new gig: City Manager, Mount Rainier, MD

April 2016

Cheryl Hughes, promotion: Senior Management Analyst, Palmdale, CA

Joan Riley, new gig: City Manager, Sapulpa, OK

Linda Cochrane, promotion: City Manager, Edmonton, AB, Canada

Sandra Spanoli, new gig: Police Chief, Beverly Hills, CA

March 2016

Marlene Best, new gig: City Manager,Santee, CA

Susan McLaughlin, new gig: City Administrator, Macomb, IL

Jill Keimach, new gig: City Manager, Alameda, CA

Sarah Harris, new gig: Town Administrator, Boonville, NC

Laura Biery Minnich, new gig: Deputy City Manager, City of West Covina, CA

February 2016

Miranda Lutzow, recognition, 2015 MMANC President’s Award

Susan Thorpe, new gig: County Administrator, Yuma County, AZ

Deanna Lorson, new gig: Assistant City Manager, City of Oceanside, CA

Jodi Miller, new gig: Deputy County Manager, County of Durham, NC

Shelley Dickstein, promotion: City Manager, City of Dayton, OH

January 2016

Cheryl Hilvert, recognition, 2016 League Pave the Way Award, City Manager (retired), Montgomery, OH

Charmelle Garrett, recognition, 2016 League Pave the Way Award, City Manager, City of Victoria, TX

Kristin Ziman, promotion: Chief of Police, Aurora, IL Police Department

Lisa Snow, promotion: Captain, Peoria, IL Police Department

Claudia Lujan, new gig: Assistant Director of Human Resources, El Paso, TX

Audrey Ramberg, new gig: Assistant City Manager, Mountain View, CA

December 2015

Marcia Hampton, promotion, City Manager, Douglasville, GA

Kathy Leroux, new gig: City Manager, Hillsborough, CA

November 2015

Laurie Murray, promotion: City Manager, La Palma, CA

Maria Hurtado, recognition: Co-Chair, ICMA Conference Planning Committee – Kansas City, 2015-16

Deborah Stuart, new gig: City Manager, Traverse City, MI

Sandra Tripp-Jones, new gig: City Manager, Cambridge, MD

Sarah Sherrer, promotion: City Manager, Durant, OK

Andrea Freeze, new gig: Chief Financial Officer, DeSoto County, MS

October 2015

Karen Kurt, new gig: City Manager, City of Platteville, WI.

Melissa Stevenson Diaz, new gig: City Manager, City of Redwood City, CA

September 2015

Patricia Martel, recognition: ICMA President 2015-16, City Manager, Daly City, CA

Amy McEwan, recognition: ICMA Assistant Excellence in Leadership Award, Deputy County Administrator, Lake County, IL

Kirsten Wyatt, recognition: ICMA Early Career Excellence Award, Assistant City Manager, West Linn, OR

Patricia Rayl, new gig: City Manager, City of Auburn, MI

Michelle Lawrence, promotion: City Manager, City of Oceanside, CA

August 2015

Lydia Pettis-Patton, new gig: City Manager, Portsmouth, VA

Christine Daniel, new gig: Assistant City Administrator, City of Oakland, CA

Mary Van Milligen, promoted: Superintendent of Streets, City of Woodbury, MN

Tracy Miller, promoted: Manager of Strategy Development, County of Sarasota, FL

Pamela Antil, new gig: Assistant City Administrator, City of Santa Barbara, CA

Karen Brust, new gig: City Manager, City of Encinitas, CA

Carolyn Lehr, new gig: City Manager, Emeryville, CA

Jennifer Teal, promoted: Assistant City Manager, Gahanna, OH

Maria Hurtado, new gig: Assistant City Manager, Oxnard, CA

July 2015

Sharon Subandan, new gig: City Manager, Albany, GA

DECEMBER