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October 24, 2007
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Council appoints new City Clerk

Mayor Charles R. White and the Members of the Moreno Valley City Council are pleased to announce the appointment of Jane Halstead as City Clerk. Halstead was selected after an open and competitive recruitment, and will fill the position currently held by Alice Reed, who is retiring in December.

“Jane has the right combination of qualifications and experience for this key post,” Mayor White said. “Her many years in municipal government, including her knowledge of and familiarity with Moreno Valley, make her an outstanding choice,” he said.

The appointment is a promotion for Halstead, who has served as Moreno Valley’s Deputy City Clerk since 2004. She has more than 20 years of experience in local government, having previously held the positions of Board Secretary/Office Clerk for the Elsinore Water District, Senior Office Specialist for the City of Murrieta, and District Office Secretary in the Duncan Unified School District in Arizona.

In her role as City Clerk, Halstead will serve as custodian of all official records of the City, including all City Council proceedings. She will administer City elections, provide administrative and technical support to the City Council, administer the City’s records management program and assist with public records requests.

“This is a great opportunity,” Halstead said. “There are many exciting and positive things happening in Moreno Valley and I’m delighted that I can continue working with the City Council, staff and citizens of this community,” she said.

Halstead is a Certified Municipal Clerk, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Management from the University of Redlands, and two Associates degrees from Mt. San Jacinto College in Social/Behavior Science and Business Administration. She is working towards a Masters degree in Management from the University of Redlands.

Halstead begins her new duties on October 24, 2007.