Palmdale’s Laurie Lile named new city manager of Monrovia

Laurie Lile

PALMDALE – City of Palmdale officials have announced that Assistant City Manager Laurie Lile has accepted the position of City Manager for the City of Monrovia, effective the end of April.

“I am excited for the new challenges and responsibilities, but a bit sad to leave my friends and coworkers in Palmdale,” Lile said.  “It has truly been a pleasure working here and I have enjoyed serving the community and being a part of the amazing transformation we have experienced over the past 24 years since I started working for the City of Palmdale.”

Lile replaces Scott Ochoa, who resigned as Monrovia City Manager in January to take the position in Glendale. Selected from more than 60 city manager candidates, she will manage a budget of about $65 million and oversee approximately 228 full time and 100 hourly staff employees.

“Laurie has been a tremendous asset to the City of Palmdale,” said Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford. “She has been instrumental in so many key projects including several large shopping centers, Fairway Business Park and the Palmdale Hybrid Power Plant. She will be missed and we know she will do an outstanding job for the residents of Monrovia.”

Lile joined the City in 1988, she has watched Palmdale grow from a City with less than 50,000 people to more than 152,000. She served as principal planner, associate planner and assistant planner prior to being named planning director in 1998.  She became Assistant City Manager in 2006.

Lile holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Davis and an MBA from Pepperdine University.

(Information via press release from the City of Palmdale.)