Hildenbrand named new LH Heights city manager
By Jay Seidel
La Habra Journal
The La Habra Heights City Council approved the hiring of Jarad Hildenbrand as the city’s new manager at its October meeting.
Hildenbrand will take over as the city’s top administrator on December 16, subject to finalization of the terms and conditions of an official employment agreement, which should be finalized by the city council at its November meeting.
“I’m very excited to work in La Habra Heights,” Hildenbrand said. “I’m honored to be chosen as the next city manager and look forward to working with a dedicated City Council, staff and community that values a continued high quality of life.”
Hildenbrand has been serving as city manager of Villa Park since July 2012.
Prior to that he worked as assistant city manager from 2008, and started working at the city of Villa Park as an assistant in 2006.
He earned a masters of public administration degree from California State University, Long Beach in 2016 and received a bachelor’s degree in public administration from California State University, Fullerton in 2006.
“My experience compliments the city’s rural character,” Hildenbrand said. “And I am confident that working together we can accomplish great things.”
Hildenbrand will be responsible for all city functions, including administration, city clerk, community development and planning, public works, finance and the fire department.
“We are pleased that Jarad Hildenbrand has agreed to serve as city manager in La Habra Heights,” said LHH Mayor Kyle Miller. “His experience and education are well suited to the needs of our community.”
The city manager position became vacant when Shauna Clark resigned in July after nine years.
Since then, former La Mirada City Manager Tom Robinson has served as interim city manager.