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PRESS RELEASE: Mayor Robert Garcia Appoints Diana Tang Chief of Staff

Release Date: 2019-09-05


Press Release #09052019

Contact:          Mark. W. Taylor, Chief of Staff, Office of Mayor Robert Garcia

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Mayor Robert Garcia Appoints Diana Tang Chief of Staff

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia has selected Diana Tang as his next Chief of Staff. Diana is currently the Manager of Government Affairs and Communications for the City of Long Beach and in her role helps manage a team of professionals in the City Communications Office, the Government Affairs Team and city lobbyists in Sacramento and Washington D.C. Her appointment as Chief of Staff is effective September 30, 2019.

“Diana has done a phenomenal job managing our city’s lobbying efforts and our communications office,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “She knows Long Beach and is ready on day one to lead our team.”

Born and raised in Southern California, Diana began her City of Long Beach career in May 2002 as an Emergency Medical Technician for the Long Beach Fire Department Marine Safety Division. In 2009 Diana transferred to the City Manager’s Office and has held the positions of Government Affairs Analyst, Manager of Government Affairs, and Manager of Government Affairs and Communications.

“I love the City of Long Beach, and I’m excited to take on this new role to help drive the Mayor’s vision to build an even better city,” said Diana. “I know our city well and have worked with all our city management department heads and the City Council for many years. It’s great to continue our work in this new role.”

During her tenure, Diana has worked with the California State Legislature to establish state laws authorizing the financing mechanism for the new Long Beach City Hall, Port of Long Beach headquarters, and Billie Jean King Main Library; extended seismic compliance requirements for Community Hospital of Long Beach to 2025; managed the City Council’s state and federal legislative agendas; and represented the City’s interests in Los Angeles County partnerships.

Diana also serves as a Commissioner on the Los Angeles County Local Emergency Medical Services Agency, representative to the League of California Cities, Los Angeles County Division and as a member of the Los Angeles County Safe, Clean Water Program Regional Oversight Committee.

Diana earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration from California State University, Long Beach after completing her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Diana is proud to call Long Beach home.