Sierra Madre says farewell to two department heads and promotes two administrators.
By News Desk
Public Works Director, Christopher Cimino.
Public Works Director Chris Cimino began his career as a Maintenance Worker and steadily rose the ranks, eventually becoming Director of Public Works in 2017.
During his tenure with the City, he was a part of many innovative and impactful projects:
- advanced technology SCADA system,
- award-winning Grove Reservoir with the innovation of a tank within a tank concept,
- rebuilding of the Mira Monte Pumping Station and 2 water reservoirs,
- installation of over 25 miles of water main, and
- rehabilitation of over 20 miles of street and sidewalks.
- Cimino’s final project will be the downtown street project and sidewalk enhancement.
Mr. Cimino said, “I am incredibly fortunate to live and work in my hometown of Sierra Madre. I have enjoyed working with the community, my neighbors, and life-long friends and I know that I will miss my colleagues.”
Director of Planning & Community Preservation, Vincent Gonzalez.
Sierra Madre has also announced the upcoming retirement of Vincent Gonzalez, Director of Planning and Community Preservation. Mr. Gonzalez will retire on December 31, 2023.
Mr. Gonzalez was hired by the City of Sierra Madre in 2015. During his tenure, he had the opportunity to work on numerous projects, including
- the Housing Element Update,
- the adaptive reuse of the former First Church of Christ Scientist into moderate-income housing units (the Highland Mews),
- the 42-unit housing development – The Meadows at Baily Canyon, and
- the first homes being developed at Stonegate, a 29-lot subdivision.
After 8 years with the City of Sierra Madre and 33 years in the field, Mr. Gonzalez has decided to retire from public service.
Sierra Madre’s Engineer and Deputy Public Works Director Arnulfo Yanez will assume his new role as Public Works Director on December 1, 2023. The City is also announced the promotion of Clare Lin from Senior Planner to Manager of the Planning and Community Preservation Department on December 31, 2023.
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