Palo Alto Manager Names New Assistant CM

Palo Alto’s interim assistant city manager is about to become permanent. Dr. Monique le Conge Ziesenhenne has been selected as permanent assistant city manager, top administrator Ed Shikada announced last week. Her employment must be finalized by the city council next month.

Ziesenhenne has served on an interim basis since May, but she has held a variety of leadership roles in the city over the years. She previously served as library director. Before that, she was director of community services. She has also led library and cultural services for Richmond and held library leadership positions in Benicia and Solano County.

“I'm very excited to continue working with Ed and the other department heads to improve City services to the community and the past eight years as library director have been wonderful. We've achieved a lot together and have much to be proud of," said Ziesenhenne. "I look forward to continuing to support the City in my new role and am confident we can continue to advance the City Council's priorities and deliver exceptional City services to our community every day.”

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