Heights appoints interim manager
By Jay Seidel
La Habra Journal
With the departure of Shauna Clark as city manager, the La Habra Heights City Council has appointed former La Mirada City Manager Tom Robinson in the interim position.
“Tom Robinson has many years in the public sector and we’re fortunate to have him as an interim city manager while we continue our search for a permanent replacement,” said LHH Mayor Kyle Miller.
Robinson retired from La Mirada in 2013 where he had served as city manager for five years.
He has roughly 40 years experience working with city governments, most of which was spent with La Mirada.
LHH Council members are continuing to interview candidates for the permanent position, and are moving into the second interview phase.
“We’ll have Tom for up to six months, however we hope to hire a new city manager prior to that,” Miller added.
Robinson will start July 8 as Clark will retire on July 7.
Clark recommended Robinson for the position.
Clark announced her retirement in April after spending nine years as the city manager for the Heights.
“We thank Shauna for her time here helping the city and wish her the very best,” Miller added.
As the interim manager, Robinson will work 30 hours per week and earn about $80 per hour.
The contract is for six months of service, but Miller said he was hopeful that the council would be able to hire a permanent city manager in the next few months.