David White Marks One Year as City Manager

October 13, 2022 8:40 AM
by David White

Hello, Santa Monica.

As I mark one year as your City Manager, I want to share how grateful I am to serve this remarkable community.

I have enjoyed immersing myself in Santa Monica life and becoming part of the community – from celebrating with residents at Americana in the Park and the Montana Avenue Art Walk this summer to making regular connections shopping and running errands or while enjoying our glorious beach. There is so much that I love about life in Santa Monica.

In my short time with the City, it is notable that fostering a high quality of life is something every member of the City workforce is dedicated to, with a focus on our priority areas of a clean and safe Santa Monica, addressing homelessness, and an equitable economic recovery.

We are making important strides in each of these areas, while also steadily, as economic conditions allow, implementing new programs, restoring services, and rebuilding many areas of City operations that were significantly cut in 2020.

Everything we do is made possible through the leadership of our City Council. Together, over the last year, our collective efforts have contributed to:

At the forefront of our efforts is a dedication to excellent customer service. The team that powers this City is knowledgeable, committed to exceptional service, and responsive to community needs. It has been an honor and privilege to get to know our workforce and see them in action. 

I hope you’ll get in touch with us. Download the Santa Monica app or call us at 311.

Thank you for your contributions to a thriving and vibrant Santa Monica. I look forward to seeing you around town.

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Authored By

David White
City Manager


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