Youssef served city for 32 years

WESTMINSTER City Manager Marwan Youssef sits outside City Hall. (Photo By Jeff Antenore, Contributing Photographer)

Note to readers: Here is the statement from the City of Westminster on the change in city management.

City Manager Marwan N. Youssef has announced his retirement after 32 years serving the City of Westminster. Youssef’s last day will be Sept. 13.

Youssef began his tenure with Westminster in 1988 as an associate civil engineer in the Public Works Department before his promotion to city engineer. Youssef led the department as the Public Works Director/City Engineer in 2005 and until his unanimous appointment to city manager in February.

Highlights of Youssef’s accomplishments include the construction of landmark facilities such as the 450-seat Rose Center theater and banquet hall, Sid Goldstein Freedom Park that houses the Vietnam War Memorial, the three-story police headquarters and adjacent parking structure, state-of-the-art police shooting range, two eight-million-gallon water tanks, the Miriam Warne Community Building, Coastline Community College’s Le-Jao Campus, and the city’s Corporation Yard; countless miles of installation and improvements to roads, water lines, and storm drain systems; and continuous upgrades to all city facilities and parks.

“Marwan has been an asset to this organization and has accomplished many major projects in spite of financial challenges,” says Mayor Tri Ta. “His level of commitment, knowledge, and dependability are rare in a leader, and we were fortunate to have him serve our community for over three decades. We wish him the best in his retirement.”

“I am leaving behind a very trained and dedicated team who can deliver, and I thank all of the city council members and staff over the years for helping me and being a part of it. I look forward to the next chapter of my life and who knows what comes next,” says Youssef.

Youssef, with a doctorate in engineering, plans to relax and enjoy more family time.  Prior to joining Westminster, Youssef began his career in public service with the City of La Habra as a civil engineering assistant.

City Clerk/Communications Director Christine Cordon will serve as the acting city manager until an interim is formally appointed.

For The Tribune’s coverage, go to: https://orangecountytribune.com/2021/08/31/youssef-retires-cordon-steps-in/


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