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SELMA – Selma’s new City Manager Teresa Gallavan will meet the public at a reception hosted by the Selma Chamber of Commerce from 4-6 p.m. Nov. 8 at Selma City Hall, 1710 Tucker St.

Gallavan worked as Lompoc’s economic development director/assistant city manager since 2011. She previously served as that city’s interim city manager from October 2013 through January 2014 and again from December 2017 to June 2018. Prior to that, Gallavan worked for the Riverside County Economic Development Agency as the marketing and cultural services manager/principal development specialist.

Gallavan has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from University of California, Irvine, and a Master’s degree in business administration from California State University, San Bernardino.

Selma’s Finance Director Isaac Moreno has been acting as the interim city manager since July 1 filling in after Henry Perea served. Perea had been hired to serve as an interim city manager and help the city find a replacement for David Elias who resigned under an embezzlement investigation from when Elias worked as Fowler’s city manager.

Selma’s City Council appoints the city manager who serves as the operational head of city government. In overseeing city operations, the expectation is to focus on quality of life issues and economic development vital to the City Council and residents of the city of Selma.

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