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Mar 13: City Manager Lydia Romero on Careers in Local Gov't


Join the  Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership  to welcome Lydia Romero, as the 2018 City Manager in Residence at the School of Public Policy on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at noon in LC115 on the Drescher Graduate Campus. Romero will be discussing her path and experience in local leadership, specifically as a female city manager, and offering insight and advice to students interested in a career in local government.

Romero was appointed city manager of the City of Lemon Grove, California, in January 2016. Prior to this appointment, she was deputy city manager for the City of San Marcos, as well as assistant to the city manager for the City of San Rafael. She also served as a policy analyst for the League of California Cities and began her local government career in the City of Duarte.

Before her local government service, she served a legislative intern for State Senator Robert Presley in Sacramento. She is a board member for the Institute of Local Government and was recently appointed to serve on the Davenport Institute's Advisory Board. She also serves as the city manager's representative on the League of California Cities' Citipac Oversight Committee. Romero is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach.

Learn more about the City Manager in Residence Program