Long Beach has appointed 30-year City employee Jyl Marden as its new interim assistant city manager, effective Aug. 2.
“Jyl has been an integral part of the City’s executive management team for the last 14 years,” said City Manager Patrick West, who made the announcement Tuesday. “I’ve been fortunate to have her on my staff and am fully confident that her vast professional experience with the City of Long Beach is what we need in an interim assistant city manager.”
Marden is currently the assistant to the city manager, working closely with the mayor, city council and city management on all aspects of the City’s governance. Marden’s appointment is temporary, and West hopes to make a formal appointment to the position of assistant city manager in August, to have a new person in the position by Oct. 1, according to the City. Marden will then return to her current position.
“I am incredibility honored and humbled to have been asked by the city manager to fill this role,” Marden said. “I’ve built my entire career in Long Beach and look forward to using the experience I’ve gained to provide continuity of leadership until a new assistant city manager is in place.”
Marden will be temporarily filling the position currently held by Suzanne Frick and is not a candidate for the permanent assistant city manager position. Frick has submitted her resignation to accept a position as city administrator for the City of Ketchum, Idaho. Her last day with the City of Long Beach will be Friday, Aug. 1. The City has engaged the services of an executive search firm to conduct a nationwide search for qualified candidates, as well as to look for candidates within the City organization. The deadline for applications is Friday, Aug. 1.
Source: City of LB