It didn’t take long for the Los Alamitos City Council to find a replacement for outgoing City Manager Jeff Stewart.
On Nov. 23, Stewart publicly announced his plans to leave Los Alamitos to serve as Bellflower city manager, and on Nov. 28, the City Council met in closed session and voted to offer the job to Angie Avery, the city’s current director of recreation and community services.
Tonight, the City Council will vote on a $170,000 employment contract to make it official. If approved, Avery would take the helm Jan. 3.
Avery has been with the city since 2006. She holds a bachelor’s degree in recreation and a master’s degree in recreation administration from Cal State Long Beach.
In 2008, she raised the recreations department’s profile when she took a position as the president of the California Park and Recreation Society, a statewide professional organization aimed at developing parks and recreational facilities in communities.