Yasmin Beers Appointed Glendale City Manager
Glendale has appointed Yasmin Beers to the city manager’s position. The longtime Glendale employee, who was appointed interim city manager in 2017, is the first woman to ever serve as Glendale’s top executive.
Beers was born in Tehran, Iran. She moved to Hollywood with her family at age eight and later attended Hoover High School. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from California State University, Northridge and a Master’s in organizational leadership from Woodbury University.
“As Mayor, I could not be more proud to say we have identified the most qualified individual to lead our organization,” stated Mayor Vartan Gharpetian in a press release. “Yasmin has been serving Glendale residents since 1987, and she is a consummate professional – with integrity and high moral and ethical values.”
Beers’ first job for the city in 1987 entailed part-time work for the library department while she was still attending school. She continued to climb the ranks, becoming deputy city manager in 2000 and assistant city manager in 2010.
Beers has also held leadership positions with a number of organizations. She is the former president of Soroptimist International of Glendale and previously served on the boards of the Salvation Army and Red Cross. Beers’ accolades include the Glendale Chamber of Commerce’s 2011 Woman of the Year award, the Armenian American Woman of Excellence Award (2013), the YMCA’s Heart & Excellence Award (2015), and more.
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"As long as we, as city employees, continue to see public service as a sacred calling, as long as we continue being accountable to the organization and the community, being fair and objective in all matters that we are involved with … we will continue to provide quality services to the community," Beers said.