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Government Affairs Staff

Tyler Bonanno-Curley, Manager of Government Affairs

Tel: (562) 570-5715
Fax:  (562) 570-7650
E-mail: Tyler.Curley@longbeach.gov

Tyler manages the Government Affairs Team in the City Manager's Office in addition to overseeing  strategic communications and coordinating federal and state legislative policies on behalf of the City.

Dr. Tyler Bonanno-Curley has worked in public service for several years in Long Beach. After graduating with a Ph.D. in Political Science & International Relations from the University of Southern California, Tyler served as Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia's Legislative Deputy, helping to promote economic development and international trade in the city. He was later selected to be Chief of Staff for Long Beach's 1st District Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez, where he oversaw the day-to-day operations of the Council office and the legislative process. Most recently, Tyler has served in the California State Senate as Legislative Director/Policy Liaison for Senator Lena Gonzalez, managing the Senator's legislative priorities and communication between the Capitol and District offices. 


Sara Zarate Baumann, Government Affairs Analyst 

Tel: (562) 570-5191
Fax: (562) 570-7650
E-mail: Sara.Baumann@longbeach.gov

Sara supports the Manager of Government Affairs by tracking and analyzing legislative and policy proposals at the local, state, and federal level. She is responsible for conducting research on public policy issues affecting the City of Long Beach. Her work focuses on advancing Long Beach City Council's adopted State and Federal legislative agendas. Sara is also involved in strategy to advance the City's public policy priorities.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), Sara began her career in public service at the California State Capitol as a Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellow. After learning the state legislative process, she returned home to Southern California and most recently served as Long Beach Transit's (LBT) Government Relations Officer. While at LBT, Sara assisted the agency in advocating for public transportation funding at the federal, state, and local level. She joins the City's Government Affairs team after graduating with a Master of Public Administration from CSULB. 


Julie Lam, Government Affairs Assistant

Tel: (562) 570-6082
Fax: (562) 570-7650
E-mail: Julie.Lam@longbeach.gov

Ms. Lam serves as the City’s government affairs assistant for the Government Affairs team. She distributes official City correspondence to members of the City’s State and federal delegations, and prepares and regularly distributes informational items to the Mayor, City Council, and Department Heads. Ms. Lam schedules and coordinates informational briefings with the Mayor and Council Members, and coordinates legislative trips to Sacramento and Washington, D.C.