The City of South Pasadena Welcomes New Chief City Clerk

City of South Pasadena’s NEWS PUSH

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Marc Donohue, MMC, is City of South Pasadena’s newly-named Chief City Clerk. “South Pasadena is a great community. I am so happy to be coming back,” says Marc, selected from a pool of several candidates. He comes to South Pasadena from the City of Rosemead where he held the same role for nearly two years.

Clearly excited about Marc’s appointment, Stephanie DeWolfe, City Manager, shared, “Marc has worked at four agencies and served as City Clerk in three of them. He brings a wealth of knowledge about what works and doesn’t in the
City Clerk’s Office. He will be a great addition to our team.”

Marc is very clear about his goals, “I want to continue doing good work, focus
on transparency, and bring in the latest technologies to improve the way
things get done.” As a leader in municipal government, he has spent over
11 years perfecting his City Clerk skillset in four California cities, including
Laguna Woods, Eastvale, Rosemead, and previously in South Pasadena. Marc
also worked for Los Angeles Superior Court and as a Generalist Records Clerk in the United States District Court.

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He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Operations Management from California State University, Los Angeles, and has completed three certifications as Master Municipal Clerk, Certified Municipal Clerk, and Notary Public. He currently serves as a mentor to seven other individuals who are pursuing their Certified Municipal Clerk designation.

Marc is married, has two children, and is thrilled about another child on the way. Originally from Montreal, Canada, he is excited to share his longstanding love of hockey with his son.

NOW taking applications for the ever-popular Summer Camp Med program starting in just a few months!
Applications for the Summer Camp Med program are now available. Registration for South Pasadena residents begins on March 12th, and for non-residents on March 26th. Summer camp programs are offered to kids ages five through nine, as well as ages 10 through 13. Summer camp will begin on June 11th and conclude on August 10th. The nine week program is available from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and is held at the Orange Grove Recreation Building at 815 Mission Street.

FREE workshop on rent increases, evictions, discrimination, and much more to be conducted by the Housing Rights Center on March 13
The Housing Rights Center (HRC) and the City of South Pasadena will be hosting
a FREE “Housing Rights Workshop” for South Pasadena residents and community members on Tuesday, March 13, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the South Pasadena Public Library at 1115 El Centro Street. The HRC will present information and valuable resources regarding housing discrimination and landlord-tenant rights and responsibilities.

The South Pasadena Police and Fire Departments will conduct an important Community Forum, “We Will Be Going In,” on March 14                                     to address how our police and fire departments will immediately respond to a critical incident of an active shooter in our community, South Pasadena Police Chief, Arthur Miller, will conduct the forum, “We Will Be Going In.” South Pasadena Fire Chief, Paul Riddle, and South Pasadena Unified School District Superintendent, Geoff Yantz, will co-facilitate the discussion. Many first responders, including police officers and dispatchers, will interact face-to-face with the public prior to the event. While this evening is not designed as a news conference, the media is welcome. The event will take place on March 14 at the Library Community Room from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

The South Pasadena Police and Fire Departments pursue ongoing, state-of-the-art, critical incident training
The South Pasadena Police and Fire Departments participated in a multi-agency active shooter drill at San Marino High School on February 28th. The drill simulated a real-time, dynamic active shooter incident at the high school with
multiple victims. Personnel from both South Pasadena Police and Fire participated directly as members of the Command Staff and ambulance units were assigned
to the treatment and transport of victims.

Join us on March 16 for a Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration at the Senior Center
On Friday, March 16, a Saint Patrick’s Celebration will be held at 11:45 a.m. featuring a traditional menu of Corned Beef and Cabbage, entertainment
by Pianist Louis Nicolaides, and a showing of the film, “The Commitment,”
at 1:30 p.m. The cost is $2.25 per person. Reservations are required.

Buy your tickets NOW for the Spring Eggstravaganza on March 31!!
The Recreation Division will host the annual Spring Eggstravaganza on Saturday, March 31st. The event will take place at Garfield Park, 1000 Park Avenue, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Bring the whole family for a fun day at the park. There will be carnival games and egg hunts for different age groups. The fee is $5.00 per child prior to the event and $8.00 per child at the event.

City of South Pasadena receives Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) Sustainability Award
The City, along with its partners, has been awarded a SCAG Sustainability Award for the Collaborative Partnership category for its efforts on the 626 Golden Streets Festival. The Awards Program will be held at the annual Regional Conference and General Assembly (GA) held on May 2nd and 4th in Indian Wells. The awards decisions are under embargo until SCAG announces them directly preceding the conference.