I am pleased to announce that on April 6th, the Executive Board of the California Contract Cities Association approved a contract with a new Executive Director for the organization. Marcel Rodarte of Norwalk will shadow Sam Olivito for the next two months and take over management and operations of the Association on July 1, 2016.
Marcel is currently a member of the Norwalk City Council and will resign from that position effective June 30, 2016. He is a veteran, having served 21 years in the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force Reserves. He retired at the rank of Senior Master Sergeant. He holds a Master's degree from USC in Leadership, a Bachelor's degree in Business Management and an Associate's degree in Electronics and Logistics.
Prior to coming on with Contract Cities, Marcel has been working for the Department of Homeland Security as a Mission Support Supervisor.
I believe Marcel possesses the drive as well as the firsthand knowledge of government needed to fill the shoes of Sam Olivito and take the organization to its next chapter. Sam leaves a great legacy and I have no doubt we have chosen his successor wisely.
April BOD Event and Election
On April 20th of this month, the Board of Directors will meet in my City, at the Pico Rivera Sports Arena, for the annual election of officers. The membership will vote on a slate of officers for 2016-2017. In accordance with the Contract Cities bylaws, a quorum must be present to conduct a vote. Please make sure you register for this event
2016-2017 Slate of Officers
President Lou La Monte, Malibu
Vice President Michael Davitt, La Canada Flintridge
Secretary/Treasurer Sandra Armenta, Rosemead
Director-at-Large Jorge Morales, South Gate
Director-at-Large Mark Waronek, Lomita
This will be my last Board of Directors' meeting as President; it is a tradition that the outgoing President selects a charity for members to support. I have chosen
The Whole Child
, an organization that provides housing services for homeless families. I greatly appreciate your support of this organization.
It has been an honor to serve you over the past year and I look forward to an exciting future for the California Contract Cities Association.