City of Long Beach
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd,
Long Beach, CA 90802
Over the past six months, the Long Beach City Council conducted a national search to recruit and hire a new City Manager. As chief administrative officer for the City, the City Manager is responsible for the administration of city departments based on City Council direction, the City Charter and Municipal Code.
With the assistance of a national executive search firm, the Mayor and Long Beach City Council held extensive interviews, community forums and an online community survey to guide deliberations. On Tuesday, April 14, the Long Beach City Council will vote on the appointment of Acting City Manager Thomas B. Modica as City Manager.
Joint statement from Mayor and Long Beach City Council:
“After an extensive search, it became clear that Tom Modica is the right person to help lead this organization into the future. His command of the city budget, knowledge of city operations and his leadership during this COVID-19 health crisis has been exceptional. We know that Tom is committed to building a city that is innovative and inclusive of all its residents.”
Tom Modica and his family live in Long Beach. Read Mr. Modica’s full bio here: www.longbeach.gov/citymanager/.
About the City of Long Beach
Home to approximately 470,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. As a full-service charter city, Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly-rated school district, Long Beach Airport, the Port of Long Beach, as well as many award-winning City departments such as Health, Parks, Recreation and Marine, Development Services and more. The City also has a highly respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, five golf courses, 171 parks, miles of beaches, marinas, bike paths, and a Bike Share program.