City Council names new city clerk

DOWNEY ‚àí After more than 10 months of vacancy, the City Council on Tuesday appointed Adria Jimenez as Downey's new city clerk.Jimenez, who previously served as city clerk for the city of Los Alamitos, has been working as a consultant in the Downey city clerk's office for the past four months and will assume the position on Jan.11. Prior to her work for the city of Los Alamitos, Jimenez was employed with the city of Santa Fe Springs as secretary and deputy city clerk. "We are delighted that Ms. Jimenez will be an official city employee beginning in 2012," said Mayor Roger Brossmer in a released statement. "We are extremely confident with our decision as we feel that her knowledge and experience while working in local neighboring cities will be a great asset for our city." According to city officials, Jimenez holds a bachelor's degree in Public Administration from the University of La Verne, and is a certified municipal clerk through the International Institute of Municipal Clerks as well as a member of the City Clerks Association of California. The position has been vacant since February, when the City Council fired then-City Clerk Kathleen Midstokke.

********** Published: December 15, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 35