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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 16, 2006

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Deputy City Manager appointed


Moreno Valley City Manager Robert G. Gutierrez has appointed Rick Hartmann as Moreno Valley’s first Deputy City Manager. Hartmann comes to Moreno Valley from the City of Highland where he served as Community Development Director. As Deputy City Manager in Moreno Valley, Hartman will provide oversight and direction to the departments responsible for the city’s residential, industrial and commercial development activities. Hartmann may also serve as Acting City Manager in Gutierrez’s absence.

Hartmann, who has served as Highland’s Community Development Director since 1995, also worked for the cities of La Puente, Glendora and Duarte.

“Rick has many years of solid experience in all areas related to development, and this will be quite beneficial to Moreno Valley,” Gutierrez said. “He was instrumental in completing the update of Highland’s General Plan and he has vast experience handling development related issues in cities dealing with very fast residential and commercial growth.Rick was also key in handling LAFCO applications for the annexation of thousands of acres and territory exchanges with a neighboring city. He’ll be a great addition to Moreno Valley’s Executive Team,” Gutierrez said.

Hartmann has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Cal State Fullerton and a Bachelor of Science Degree in City/Regional Planning from Cal Poly Pomona.

Hartmann is a Lieutenant Governor of Division 36 of the Kiwanis Club, which oversees the administrative functions of 16 clubs in the San Bernardino county area. He and his wife are residents of San Dimas. The Hartmanns have a daughter in college. He starts his new job in Moreno Valley on June 19.