Meet Norco’s Next City Manager

The Norco City Council has appointed Lori Sassoon as its next city manager, effective August 29, 2022.

Sassoon most recently served as Deputy City Manager of Administrative Services for the City of Rancho Cucamonga. Her career in local government spans 30 years. She has previously served as City Manager of Villa Park and as Assistant City Manager of San Bernardino. 

Sassoon holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and a Master of Arts in Public Administration from California State University, San Bernardino. She is a Credentialed City Manager of the International City/County Management Association.

“I am very honored to be appointed as the next City Manager of the City of Norco,” Sassoon said in a press release. “I look forward to collaborating with the City Council, City staff and community members as we build upon the organization’s impressive reputation. As City Manager, I will be dedicated to maintaining Norco’s fiscal health, enhancing service delivery, strengthening the local economy, investing in infrastructure, and ultimately working to preserve Norco’s unique, rural lifestyle for future generations.”  

“Ms. Sassoon is a highly respected and accomplished government professional,” said Mayor Greg Newton. “The Norco City Council has full confidence in her ability to lead our organization as we embrace challenges and pursue opportunities to better our community and protect our large-lot, animal-keeping lifestyle.”

Norco’s current city manager is Andy Okoro, who has held the post since 2013. He is retiring next month after a lengthy career that included 19 years with the Riverside County city.


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