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|City Of Anaheim Names Marcie Edwards Interim City Manager|
ANAHEIM, CA - (May 1, 2013) - The Anaheim City Council has appointed Marcie Edwards to serve as Anaheim’s interim City Manager effective today, May 1, until a permanent replacement has been selected, it was announced at last night’s City Council meeting.
Bob Wingenroth’s resignation as the current City Manager was accepted by the Anaheim City Council on April 16. Wingenroth’s planned departure date of June 7 will remain the same, but a transition was made in order to afford Wingenroth greater flexibility to address family matters in the interim, as well as to insure a smooth transition should the recruitment for a permanent City Manager replacement extend past June 7. Edwards does not plan to be a candidate for the permanent City Manager position.
The City Council also announced the firm of Ralph Andersen and Associates has been retained to conduct a search for the permanent Anaheim City Manager position. According to the City Charter, the City Manager is one of four positions that reports directly to the City Council.
Edwards has been with the City of Anaheim as their Utility General Manager since January of 2001. Between 2009 and 2011 she was also assigned as Acting Deputy/Assistant City Manager, concurrent with her assignment as Utility General Manager, to assist through a variety of staffing transitions.
In 2004, Anaheim loaned Edwards to the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), the agency that manages the majority of power plant generation in California, and that also manages electricity transactions equating to roughly $2.5 billion in annual billings. Edwards served as the CAISO interim CEO for a six month stint while they conducted an international search for a permanent replacement. As interim CEO at the CAISO, Edwards was instrumental in helping to prevent wide scale regional blackouts during a fairly volatile time.
Prior to Anaheim, her previous career spanned almost 25 years at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power where she served in a variety of capacities, including both craft as well as executive management positions.
Edwards currently sits on the Southern California Public Power Authority Board, the Board of the Association of Women in Energy and the Environment, Clean Tech OC, and the California Municipal Utilities Association. She is a past Director on the Metropolitan Water District Board, a past president of the Anaheim Community Foundation, and a past regional Board member of the American Public Power Association. Edwards holds a Bachelor’s degree in Organization Management and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of La Verne.
She is married with one grown son.
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