Anthony Mejia, the current Chief City Clerk for South Pasadena, will become the next Clerk for the City of Palm Springs, City Manager David H. Ready announced today.
Mejia has more than 13 years of experience in local government. In 2010, he earned his Certified Municipal Clerk designation by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks and in 2014 was certified as a Master Municipal Clerk. He is also a graduate of the Continuing Education for Public Officials and Technical Training for Clerks.
Mejia currently serves on the City Clerks Association of California and is the organization’s Athenian Leadership Coordinator and a member of the Education Committee. He also serves as mentor to new City Clerk professionals. He has led trainings regarding the Public Records Act, Ralph M. Brown Act, increasing diversity on Boards and Commissions, and implementation of SB 415 regarding election year cycles.
Prior to South Pasadena, Mejia served as City Clerk in San Luis Obispo and Pomona. He also served as Deputy City Clerk in the cities of San Clemente and Riverside.
“Anthony has a wealth of experience as a City Clerk in California and a deep understanding of the rules and regulations that govern municipalities and the importance of open and transparent government,” said Ready. “There is no doubt his expertise will be a tremendous asset for Palm Springs local government. We are delighted to welcome him to the executive management team at City Hall.”
Mejia will begin his new position in Palm Springs on Monday, Dec. 4.
“Becoming City Clerk in Palm Springs is a professional dream come true,” said Mejia. “I look forward to my new position and I am honored to carry out my duties as the next Palm Springs City Clerk.”
Source: City of Palm Springs