City of La Verne
Bob Russi is the City Manager for the City of La Verne. As the Chief Officer for the City, he is responsible for general administrative oversight of day-to-day affairs in the array of municipal services including internal Police, Fire, and Water/Sewer operations. Appointed as City Manager in August of 2010, Bob has been with La Verne since 2001 when he was originally hired as Assistant City Manager, handling all risk management, labor relations, and community relations.
Prior to coming to La Verne, Bob started his career in local government with the City of Walnut in 1990 as their Recreation Coordinator. After three years in that position, he moved to the City Manager’s Office where he handled special projects, personnel, contracts administration, and budget preparation. He is a graduate of Cal Poly Pomona, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Raised in Walnut, Bob has been connected to the San Gabriel Valley for more than 50 years. In addition to president of SGVCMA, Bob will also be serving as Chair of the City Managers TAC for the San Gabriel COG.
City of Baldwin Park
Shannon Yauchzee was born in Whittier, California and has been a resident of the San Gabriel Valley for most of his life. In his early years Mr. Yauchzee worked in almost all aspects of the construction industry including the family construction business doing everything from pushing a broom to operating heavy equipment. He attended Cal Poly University in Pomona where he obtained his Bachelors of Science degree in Civil Engineering and subsequently obtained his State registration as a California Professional Engineer. Mr. Yauchzee then served about 8 years with the public-private partnership firm of Willdan Associates out of their City of Industry office providing consulting services to various Cities and Counties throughout the area. He then joined the City of West Covina and became the City’s Public Works Director and City Engineer. During his 18 years with West Covina, he led West Covina to be a leader in energy efficiency saving the City millions of dollars in energy costs. He also was responsible for managing and building over one hundred million dollars in improvements to the City’s parks, streets, facilities, landscaping and infrastructure.
In 2014 Shannon Yauchzee was delighted to join and lead the Executive team for the City of Baldwin Park. Shannon has a record of bringing projects in on time and within budget and brings with him a strong background in efficient government leadership and a commitment to being business friendly with high standards for customer service. In Baldwin Park, Mr. Yauchzee has been successful in improving customer service, making the City more business friendly, increasing City revenues and saving the City millions of Dollars due to various cost cutting measures, energy savings and bond financing.
Shannon and his wife Lisa, residents of San Dimas, have been married for almost 29 years and have two beautiful daughters, Emily and Sarah. Lisa taught second grade for Bonita Unified School District. Emily recently graduated from Cal Poly Pomona University and is Substitute teaching at Bonita USD. Sarah graduated from the University of La Verne and has been accepted to the Chemistry PhD program at UC Irvine.
Past SGVCMA Officers
President: Rob Wishner, City of Walnut | Vice President: Bryan Cook, City of Temple City
President: Darrell George, City of Duarte | Vice President: Rob Wishner, City of Walnut
President: Mark R. Alexander, City of La Cañada Flintridge | Vice President: Darrell George, City of Duarte
President: Dominic Lazzaretto, City of Arcadia | Vice President: Mark R. Alexander, City of La Cañada Flintridge
President: Blaine Michaelis, City of San Dimas | Vice President: Dominic Lazzaretto, City of Arcadia
President: Jeff Allred, City of Rosemead | Vice President: Blaine Michaelis, City of San Dimas
President: Chris Jeffers*, City of Glendora
*Took over as President when Rene Bobadilla left El Monte for Huntington Park, leaving seat open.
President: Daryl Parrish, City of Covina | Vice President: Rene Bobadilla, City of El Monte
President: Andrew Pasmant, City of West Covina | Vice President: Daryl Parrish, City of Covina
President: Chris Jeffers, City of Glendora | Vice President: Andrew Pasmant, City of West Covina
President: Jim Mussenden, City of El Monte | Vice President: Chris Jeffers, City of Glendora
President: Fran Delach, City of Azusa | Vice President: Jim Mussenden, City of El Monte
President: Scott Ochoa, City of Monrovia | Vice President: Fran Delach, City of Azusa
President: Linda Lowry, City of Diamond Bar | Vice President: Scott Ochoa, City of Monrovia
President: Paul Philips, City of Covina | Vice President: Linda Lowry, City of Diamond Bar
President: Blaine Michaelis, City of San Dimas | Vice President: Paul Philips, City of Covina
President: Jerry Fulwood, City of La Cañada Flintridge | Vice President: Blaine Michaelis, City of San Dimas