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Palo Alto, CA 94301


PRESS RELEASE 04/23/2008
Subject :

Benest Appoints Two Interim Deputy City Managers
Contact : Frank Benest, City Manager    650 329-2563
Palo Alto, CA -- Frank Benest is pleased to announce the appointments of two new Interim Deputy City Managers, Steve Emslie and Kelly Morariu. Steve, the Director of the City’s Planning and Community Environment Department since 2002, and Kelly, the Assistant to the City Manager since 2006, will take on these interim positions effective Monday, May 5, 2008, following the departure of Emily Harrison, Assistant City Manager, after 20 years with the City.

The new City Manager, expected to take office this summer, will review the staffing in the department and decide how to staff on a permanent basis the City Manager's Office.

When Steve begins his service as Deputy City Manager, Curtis Williams Assistant Director of Planning and Community Environment will assume the role as Interim Planning Director.