A Changing of the Guard at the Del Mar City Manager’s Office

After a 30-year career in public service, including the past 8 as city manager, Del Mar’s Scott Huth has retired. Huth—who previously served as Public Services Director for Coronado and Chairman of the San Diego METRO Wastewater Technical Advisory Committee—announced his retirement in June.

Christa L. Johnson, who has been serving as Assistant City Manager of Laguna Beach, was selected to replace Huth last month. She steps into the job formally on Feb. 12.

“Johnson has gained more than 22 years of local government experience in Laguna Beach, the Town of Windsor in Sonoma County, the City of Alameda and the County of Alameda,” according to a city press release.

“Johnson’s hire follows a five-month recruitment that included a community survey. A reception to introduce her to the community will take place after her employment begins.”