March 3, 2017
Concord welcomes new Assistant City Manager
Kathleen Salguero Trepa has been chosen to fill the position of Concord's Assistant City Manager. Her first day on the job will be Monday, March 6. The City has not had an Assistant City Manager since 2014.
Trepa will oversee the Human Resources, Finance, and Information Technology departments, lead the City Manager's office with support for the City Council and City Clerk's office in addition to taking on special projects and assisting with the day-to-day operations of the City.
"We are very happy to welcome Kathleen to the City of Concord," said City Manager Valerie Barone. "Her experience in a broad range of municipal program areas, from general government to operations, makes her a good fit for this position and for Concord as we continue to address the City Council's four areas of priority focus: long term fiscal stability and economic vitality, public safety, infrastructure maintenance, and organizational health and employee success."
Trepa most recently served as Deputy City Manager for the City of Goleta. Her duties included human resources, information and technology, oversight of the construction of public improvements, and management of a number of special projects, including a proposed library ballot measure, conversion of the county branch library to a city department and operational assessments of internal departments.
Previously, she served as Director of Community Services (Public Works) in Claremont for three years, where she directed operations for sanitation, motor fleet, cemetery, and traditional infrastructure maintenance, including parks, facilities, landscaping and trees, sidewalks, street lights, and storm and sewer networks. During her six years at the City of San Marcos as a public works manager, she directed the Administration Division, responsible for central contracting, safety programming, budgeting, personnel, and implementing technology applications to improve efficiencies.
Trepa has also worked in the private sector as president of a family-owned business, Designers Group International, a nationally recognized display manufacturer for international watch brands. She subsequently facilitated the sale of the business to Chippenhook Corporation and joined the new company as vice president, integrating the two companies' operations.
Trepa holds a BA in History from Boston University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude, served an internship in the U.S. Congress, and is proficient in Spanish.