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News Release

September 6, 2006

CONTACT: Mark Cvikota
Human Resources

Administrative Services Director appointed

Moreno Valley City Manager Robert G. Gutierrez has appointed Steve Elam as the City’s new Administrative Services Director. Elam has over 20 years of municipal management experience in two other similar-sized cities. For the past eleven years, Elam has been the Director of Administrative Services for the City of Simi Valley where he managed a staff of 48 employees with a budget of $12 million. He directed the following functions: budget, treasury, accounting and financial reporting, information technology, purchasing, telephone and radio communications, graphics/printing, mail services, customer services and workers compensation. In his new job with Moreno Valley, he will direct several of these same functions.

“I am very pleased to be joining the City of Moreno Valley, especially during such an exciting time in the City’s history. I look forward to working with the City Manager and the entire City staff to serve the City Council and residents of this outstanding community,” Elam said.

Moreno Valley City Manager Robert G. Gutierrez said that Elam will be an excellent addition to the City’s executive team. “Steve is experienced, talented and highly skilled. We are fortunate to have had such a well qualified person apply for this position.”

Prior to the position with Simi Valley, Elam was the Deputy Finance Director for the City of Thousand Oaks for nine years. He has also held a variety of administrative and management positions with Exxon from 1975 until 1986. Elam has a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University and a Bachelors Degree in History from Biola University.

Elam is married with three adult children. He is an avid sports fan including watching football and baseball, and enjoys gardening and home improvement projects. Elam said he is looking forward to relocating to this area. He was hired as a result of an open and competitive recruitment and selection process, and will begin his new job on September 25, 2006.