For the past three months, Darrell George has served as El Segundo’s interim city manager. But as of July 1, he has dropped the “interim” title. The city council voted last week to make his stint permanent.
George was appointed interim city manager after the departure of Scott Mitnick in February. He has three decades of government experience, having previously worked for the cities of Santa Monica, Downey, Pomona and Duarte, where he served as city manager for 16 years. A press release credits his leadership with the establishment of Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade, Downey Landing, Duarte's Gold Line Station, and a future campus for the City of Hope.
"El Segundo continues to evolve as the preeminent high-profile business hub and a great place to raise a family in Southern California. I look forward to continuing with the City Council, City leadership and staff,” George said in a statement.
El Segundo is a city of around 16,500 in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County. It is known as an aerospace and defense industry hub and is home to major corporations such as Northrop Grumman, Boeing, Raytheon, and Lockheed Martin.