Ms. Alma K. Martinez is currently serving as the City Manager for the City of El Monte. In this capacity, she is responsible for the day-to-day operations and responsibilities of a city with 115,000 residents, 300 employees, and an annual budget of $165.2 million. Ms. Martinez is the first woman, and the first Latina, to serve as the City Manager in the City of El Monte.
As city manager, Ms. Martinez and the city council launched several innovative responses to COVID-19 that received recognition statewide for their responsiveness and ability to safeguard public health while also advancing local business interests. Examples include: Dine-Out El Monte, social distanced farmers market, Rapid-Rehousing program, small business webinars, outdoor Movies on Main, small business grants, virtual safari hunts, and voluntary pay cuts for all Senior staff.
List of Resources shared during this CharLA