City of Long Beach 
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411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 013019
City Announces Stephen Scott as Interim Director of Parks, Recreation and Marine
Alex Basquez
Director, Department of Human Resources

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Today, Long Beach Acting City Manager, Thomas B. Modica, named Stephen Scott as the interim director of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM), effective Feb. 1, 2020. The City will conduct a national recruitment for the next director of Parks, Recreation and Marine.

“Stephen has a great attitude, is community-minded and has an expansive knowledge of all facets of our PRM department,” said Acting City Manager Tom Modica. “As we search for a new director, the City and the community are in good hands with Stephen.”

Mr. Scott is currently the deputy director for PRM, and has previously served the City as the interim director. He previously was the customer services manager in the Department of Technology and Innovation; assistant to the city manager; and administrative analyst in the City’s Budget Office. Mr. Scott holds a Master’s Degree in Public Management from the University of Wisconsin, Madison’s LaFollette School of Public Affairs, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is a Long Beach resident.

On Dec. 5, 2019, the City announced that Gerardo Mouet, current director of PRM, is retiring. His last day with the City of Long Beach will be Jan. 31.

About the City of Long Beach

Home to approximately 470,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly-rated school district, Long Beach Airport, the Port of Long Beach, as well as many award-winning City departments such as Health, Parks, Recreation and Marine, Development Services and more. The City also has a highly-respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, five golf courses, 170 parks, miles of beaches, marinas, bike paths, and a Bike Share program.

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