Mayor Gleam Davis announces retirement of City Clerk Denise Anderson-Warren

September 13, 2023 4:38 PM

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – At the Santa Monica City Council meeting on September 12, 2023, Mayor Gleam Davis announced the December retirement of City Clerk Denise Anderson-Warren, who has served the City of Santa Monica for 29 years.

Anderson-Warren was appointed as City Clerk in February 2016 and tasked with serving as the city elections official, political reform filing officer, and compliance officer for the Public Records Act, Brown Act, and local statutes, as well as with overseeing the administration, elections, and support services divisions of the City Clerk’s Office.

“Denise has expertly helmed the City Clerk’s office through some of its most challenging times, including transitioning City Council meetings to virtual meetings during the pandemic,” Mayor Gleam Davis said. “Throughout it all she has been a knowledgeable and dedicated leader, and her career with the City has been an impressive one. I will miss seeing her on the dais every other Tuesday, but I wish her all the best in her retirement.” 

Anderson-Warren began her career in the City Clerk’s Office as a Staff Assistant and worked her way up through a series of roles as Deputy City Clerk, Records Management Coordinator, Support Services liaison, Administrative Analyst, Records and Election Services Manager, and Assistant City Clerk before being appointed City Clerk.

“In my nearly three decades here, I’ve had the opportunity to work with so many staff, Council, and community members, and I’ve seen firsthand how much people care for our City and what a special place this is,” Anderson-Warren said. “It has been an honor to spend my career serving the City of Santa Monica, and I’m proud of the work we’ve been able to accomplish.”

Anderson-Warren's many career accomplishments include:

Anderson-Warren will remain in her position through the end of the year while the City, at Council’s direction, conducts a recruitment for her successor.

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