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Acting City Manager, Tom Modica

Tom Modica has worked for the City of Long Beach since 2002, when he was hired as a Management Assistant.

In his subsequent 17 years with the City, Tom has served in a number of roles, including Assistant to the City Manager, Government Affairs Manager, Director of Government Affairs and Strategic Initiatives, Deputy City Manager and Acting Director of Development Services.

He was appointed Assistant City Manager in 2014, where he was responsible for assisting the City Manager in operating the municipal enterprise, including oversight of City departments and leading special projects required to facilitate citywide priorities, programs and initiatives.

Tom Modica started his role as Acting City Manager on September 21, 2019. As Acting City Manager, Tom is focused on using innovation and data to aid the City’s efforts to end homelessness; recruiting and maintaining highly qualified employees by streamlining the City’s hiring process and enhancing employee communication and engagement; and planning for the City’s future, including a commitment to strong fiscal management.

Tom has a master's degree in Public Administration and lives in Long Beach with his family.

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