FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM: 112415
Public Works Director Ara Maloyan to Take Similar Position for City of Pasadena
Ara Maloyan, Director of Public Works, today announced his resignation from the City of Long Beach to accept a similar position with the City of Pasadena, starting December 14, 2015.
“Long Beach has been an incredible City to work for and live in for the last three years,” said Mr. Maloyan. “I am grateful for the opportunity to have served its residents, businesses and visitors, and I am honored to have worked with such incredibly talented and dedicated employees. I have established a close and professional working relationship with my peers and senior management staff and will miss each and every one of them.”
Under Mr. Maloyan’s leadership, the Department of Public Works has cleaned more than 150,000 graffiti sites; repaired more 63,000 potholes; resurfaced more than 91 lane miles of major and secondary streets; received $12.4 million dollars in grant funding to extend the City’s bicycle network and enhance the pedestrian experience along major streets; and completed a multitude of infrastructure projects, ranging from new basketball courts at Marina Vista Park to Chittick Field.
“I will always be grateful to Ara for serving our city with dedication and professionalism,” said City Manager Patrick H. West. “He made Long Beach a better, safer and more sustainable city, and we hope that he succeeds in his new position as much as he did here.”
Mr. Maloyan’s last day with the City of Long Beach will be December 11, 2015. The City will conduct a nationwide search for Mr. Maloyan’s successor, considering both internal and external candidates who choose to apply. Upon Mr. Maloyan’s departure, the City Manager will appoint an Interim Director to lead the Public Works Department until the selection process is complete.
Mr. Maloyan was hired by the city on July 23, 2012 as Deputy Director Public Works/City Engineer, and was appointed Acting Director of Public Works on March 2, 2013. He was appointed Director of Public Works on January 13, 2014. Previously he was City Engineer for the City of Beverly Hills, where he also held a variety of engineering positions for 23 years. Mr. Maloyan earlier worked for five years for the City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works.
The Public Works Department operates, preserves, and enhances the City's physical infrastructure and transportation systems; provides a variety of community services including the repair, rehabilitation and general upkeep of City streets, trees, sidewalks, and City structures; and also provides emergency support services throughout the City.