As of Monday, former Hesperia Assistant City Manager Rachel Molina is serving as top administrator.
Molina’s contract to serve as City Manager was unanimously approved by the Hesperia City Council after City Manager Nils Bentsen announced his retirement.
Molina has worked for Hesperia since 2007 when she was hired as Senior Office Assistant in the City Manager’s Office. Throughout the years, she has served as Public Information Officer, Deputy City Manager, and Assistant City Manager. Her various duties lent her experience in community outreach and communications as well as policy and program analysis. She has advised the City Council on a host of legislative issues, capital improvement projects, and emergency preparedness.
Molina holds a Bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership from Chapman University and a Master of Public Administration from California Baptist University.
"The opportunity to be Hesperia's City Manager is an honor and I appreciate the support of our city council to serve in this new capacity," said Molina. "Over the past 16 years, I have worked alongside an incredible team of dedicated public servants to provide exceptional services and programs to our residents and other community stakeholders.”
“We are very pleased to make this appointment from within our existing City leadership team that will allow for as seamless a transition as possible for the organization and the community," said Mayor Brigit Bennington. "Rachel has served our community exceptionally for many years and is a proven leader in municipal government. For these reasons, she is well-positioned to lead our City into the future."
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