City of Long Beach 
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Long Beach, CA 90802

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 120519-2
Parks, Recreation and Marine Director Gerardo Mouet to Retire
Alejandra (Alex) Basquez
Director, Department of Human Resources

Gerardo Mouet headshot
The City of Long Beach announced today the retirement of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) Director Gerardo Mouet. He joined the City on June 18, 2018, after serving for 14 years as executive director for the City of Santa Ana’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Agency.

“Parks, Recreation and Marine is one of our City’s largest departments, and whether it’s moving forward with a new plan for compassionate animal care, opening a new playground or serving as a safe place for kids to go after school, Mr. Mouet has shown great leadership,” said Acting City Manager Tom Modica. “We are thankful for his service to Long Beach over this past year and a half.”

During his time in Long Beach, he oversaw the launch of PRM’s new Strategic Plan and the development of the Animal Care Service’s landmark Compassion Saves plan.

“My announcement is bittersweet as I have really enjoyed serving this vibrant and diverse city, and being a part of a team that truly cares for the community,” said Mouet. “However, retirement will give me some quality time to take care of my health and spend more time with family. I’m excited to see the great work that will continue to come out of the PRM team.”

Mouet’s last day with the City will be January 31, 2020. The City Manager will announce an interim PRM Director prior to Mouet’s departure.

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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