Sierra Madre to Welcome New City Manager

The City of Sierra Madre will have a new city manager next month. Gabriel Engeland, who most recently served in the same position in Trinidad, Colorado was unanimously selected by the City Council in January and is scheduled to assume his new role on March 13.

Sierra Madre Mayor Gene Goss expressed excitement at the pick.

“He will bring to our City the optimum combination of education, experience andleadership qualities. Sierra Madre is very fortunate that he has agreed to serve oour community,” the mayor said.

In Trinidad, Engeland was tasked with overseeing 178 city employees and a budget of $38.9 million.

According to a city press release:

“Trinidad is a full service city, including police, fire/paramedic, electric utility,water utility, waste water, gas, library, golf course an landfill, in addition to the general fund services of publicworks, human resources, finance and budget, development and economic services; Trinidad has a population of 10,000 and a service area of approximately 15,000. Gabe is credited by the Mayor of Trinidad with turning around the finances of that city and balancing the budget for the first time in years.” Engeland also holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Kansas.

Sierra Madre’s last city manager, Elaine Aguilar, retired late last year. She had been in the position for nine years.


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