Pasadena City Manager, Miguel Márquez, amed Lola Osborne Acting Director of Parks, Recreation & Community Services as the result of Brenda Harvey-Williams being promoted to Assistant City Manager.
By News Desk
Lola Osborne began her career with the City of Pasadena in 1986 in the Planning, Building and Neighborhood Services Department. During her 36-year career with the City of Pasadena, Lola has held the positions of City Inspector, Senior Planner, Senior Project Manager, Northwest Programs Manager and Deputy Director. In these various positions, Lola Osborne has acted as the city liaison with a variety of community groups, developers, youth programs and local businesses. In her current position in the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department, she oversees the Community Services, Facilities, Northwest Programs and Special Events divisions. An added benefit to her current position is the Youth Ambassador Program for local high school students where she found her passion working with 34 high school students providing them with basic, work readiness employment training and college preparation through participation at City and local non-profit events and mentoring through its alumnae program.
Her past community affiliations and board memberships include Mentoring Partnership for Youth Development (MPYD) and Community Health Alliance of Pasadena (CHAP), Neighbors Acting Together Helping All (NATHA) and is currently a board member of the Pasadena Boys and Girls Club.
Lola will lead a team of 155 employees and the department providing recreational programs and community services, park maintenance, facility reservations, teen programs and special and cultural events
Lola lives in Los Angeles and is the proud mom to two adult children. In her rare free time she enjoys volunteering with various non-profit organizations.
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