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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 15, 2006

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Assistant City Manager appointed

Moreno Valley City Manager Robert G. Gutierrez has appointed Betsy M. Adams as Assistant City Manager. Adams has served in the position in an interim capacity for over a year. As Adams assumes the permanent appointment, she will continue to assist the City Manager in several key areas, including overseeing day-to-day operations, policy development and administration, employee and labor relations, legislative advocacy, public safety contract administration, budget review and facilities coordination. Adams may also serve as Acting City Manager in Gutierrez’s absence.

“The depth and range of Betsy’s experience and the skill with which she executes her duties make her an excellent choice for this position,” Gutierrez said. “She demonstrates a keen understanding of the complexities of local government and is an effective, knowledgeable leader. We are fortunate to have her on our team,” he said.

Adams began her career with the City of Moreno Valley nearly 16 years ago in the Finance Department’s Purchasing Division. Over the years, she has worked in several areas of the organization, including Human Resources, Media and Communications, Technology Services, Volunteer/Disaster Services and Risk Management. Prior to her appointment, Adams served as Administrative Services Director.

In addition to her duties at City Hall, Adams is on the Board of Directors of Visterra Credit Union and a member of the Legislative Action Committee of the Moreno Valley Chamber of Commerce. Adams has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a Masters of Business Administration, both from Cal Poly Pomona.