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City Manager Mary Swink to retire [Updated]

UPDATE 3.9.2016

The City Council has hired a team to look statewide for a new city manager. Council expects to have a new city manager this summer. Swink will be contracted to continue working as city manager on an interim basis, according to a press release from the city.

“I feel honored to have served the City of Alhambra along with an outstanding City Council and city staff. Through hardwork and dedication, this team has made Alhambra one of the premier cities in the San Gabriel Valley to live, work and play,” said Swink. She is looking forward to spending some quality time in retirement with her husband, Dennis, and two children. “While the Council will miss her leadership, we wish her a wonderful retirement,” said Mayor Barbara Messina.


City Manager Mary Swink will retire from her position.

“We will have a new city manager in this year,” Mayor Barbara Messina announced at a city council meeting on Feb 22. The Source reached out to the city manager’s office. Director of Administrative Services Christopher Paulson confirmed that Swink will leave her position on May 1, but he is not sure when the city will release a public statement about Swink’s planned retirement. The city is working on the procedures for hiring a new city manager.

Swink was selected as the permanent city manager in Aug 2013. She became the first female city manager of Alhambra, and has worked for the city since 1988.

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