The City Council introduced Miguel Márquez to the community in July. He will start his new position as Pasadena City Manager on Monday, August 29, 2022.
By News Desk
A native of Sacramento, Márquez received his law degree from UC Berkeley Law School, his master’s degree in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and his bachelor’s degree in public policy from Stanford University.
Márquez served as the chief operating officer of the County of Santa Clara, responsible for all operations of the County. Prior to that, Márquez served as an associate justice of the California Sixth District Court of Appeal, as the county counsel for the County of Santa Clara, as the general counsel of the San Francisco Unified School District, and as a deputy city attorney in the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office. He began his public service career as a deputy county counsel in San Mateo County. He has also worked for two private law firms (Cooley Godward LLP and Remcho, Johansen & Purcell), and as a management consultant at KPMG Peat Marwick.
After his selection, Márquez commented “My life’s journey and work have led me to this moment and opportunity. I look forward to learning about Pasadena, to engaging with and serving its residents, and to working alongside an exceptional staff. I am grateful to Mayor Gordo and the members of the City Council for their belief in me and my ability to bring about a shared vision of a just and inclusive community.”
Márquez was selected after a search process which included the recruitment of candidates, a review of candidate materials and select interviews with members of the City Council. He was formally introduced to the community during a City Council meeting on July 11.
After a challenging final week, Interim City Manager Cynthia Kurtz left with a sigh of relief on Thursday, August 25, 2022.
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