The City Council began their search in January by hiring Bob Murray and Associates to conduct a statewide recruitment search for the next City Manager.
Mayor Messina states, “We received and interviewed a number of highly-qualified candidates and believe Mr. Yokoyama is the best person for the job. His capable and approachable work ethic will be of added benefit to continue to evolve the City of Alhambra.”
Yokoyama was selected to lead the Alhambra Police Department as Alhambra’s Chief of Police on June 6, 2011. As Chief of Police, Yokoyama has been credited with enhancing Community Oriented Policing and community engagement in a culturally diverse community through various community programs and innovative outreach initiatives. During this time the department has also received awards and, national and international accolades for its progressive and contemporary use of technology in an effort to build better police community relations.
Yokoyama holds an Associate of Arts degree from Golden West College in Police Administration, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration from the University of La Verne, a Masters of Arts degree in Behavioral Science from Cal State Dominguez Hills and a second Masters degree in Executive Leadership from the University of Southern California.
“I am excited and honored to be selected to serve as the new City Manager.
I look forward to working with such a dedicated City Council, staff and the community to make the quality of life the best possible for everyone to live, work and play” says Yokoyama.
The City Council will consider the contract at the May 23, 2016 meeting. The proposed start date is May 24, 2016.