El Cerrito City Manager to Retire

El Cerrito’s assistant city manager Karen Pinkos will assume the city’s top executive position next year.

On Tuesday, City Manager Scott Hanin announced his retirement after 17 years with the city. He’ll step down in December. The city announced Pinkos had already been chosen as his replacement.

"It has been a great run here in El Cerrito and just seemed like the right time to step down and take a break to spend more time with my family," said Hanin. "I have been lucky to have such dedicated City Councils to work with and an amazing City staff that continually raises the bar for public service."

City leaders praised Hanin’s work on the city budget, technological advancements, and upgrades to public information and infrastructure.

Hanin first joined the city in March 2001 after stints in Pasadena, Contra Costa County, and New York.

Read more about his tenure here


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