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Government Affairs Staff

Dr. Tyler Bonanno-Curley, Manager of Government Affairs

Tel: (562) 570-5715
Fax:  (562) 570-7650
E-mail: Tyler.Curley@longbeach.gov

Tyler manages the Government Affairs Team in the City Manager's Office in addition to overseeing  strategic communications and coordinating federal and state legislative policies on behalf of the City.

Dr. Tyler Bonanno-Curley has worked in public service for several years in Long Beach. After graduating with a Ph.D. in Political Science & International Relations from the University of Southern California, Tyler served as Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia's Legislative Deputy, helping to promote economic development and international trade in the city. He was later selected to be Chief of Staff for Long Beach's 1st District Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez, where he oversaw the day-to-day operations of the Council office and the legislative process. Most recently, Tyler has served in the California State Senate as Legislative Director/Policy Liaison for Senator Lena Gonzalez, managing the Senator's legislative priorities and communication between the Capitol and District offices. 

Nicholas Cabeza, Government Affairs Analyst

Tel: (562) 570-5191
Fax:  (562) 570-7650
E-mail: Nicholas.Cabeza@longbeach.gov 

Nicholas Cabeza serves as the Government Affairs Analyst with the Office of Government Affairs in the City Manager’s Office. In this capacity, Nicholas monitors and analyzes legislative and policy proposals in accordance with the adopted Federal and State Legislative Agendas.

Nicholas Cabeza has worked in government relations for several years in Long Beach. Formerly as the Long Beach Field Representative for Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell, Nicholas served as a liaison between the Assemblymember and constituents, public agencies, businesses, non-profits, and community-based organizations. Most recently, Nicholas worked at the California School Boards Association, where he planned and executed government affairs activities and strategic engagements between school board members in Southeast Los Angeles County and state and federal legislators.

Nicholas Cabeza holds a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Southern California, and a bachelor’s degree in public administration from California State University, Fullerton.