PALMDALE – Local residents are invited to a meet and greet reception this Wednesday to welcome Palmdale’s new city manager, Jim Purtee.
The event will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, at the Chimbole Cultural Center, located at 38350 Sierra Highway in Palmdale. The reception is being sponsored by the League of Women Voters Antelope Valley, and light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.
“This is a wonderful way to make personal contact with the new administrator of Palmdale,” stated League Board member Terry Van Hook. “Join us in a discussion about the city of Palmdale and what the next few years may bring.”
For more information on this event, contact Patricia Shaw at 661-206-8700.
About Jim Purtee
Jim Purtee became Palmdale’s City Manager on Oct. 5. He began his public service career in 1988 as Housing Planner with the City of Simi Valley. After being promoted to Deputy City Manager in 1999, Purtee played a key role in attracting an upscale regional mall to Simi Valley and advancing the $300 million project through the development process. In 2006, Purtee served as Director of Administrative Services, where he managed seven divisions that were responsible for all internal support service functions of the City of Simi Valley. He was named Assistant City Manager in July 2012 and also served as the City’s Public Information Officer. Purtee holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from California State University, Northridge. He is also a graduate of the International Council of Shopping Centers – Shopping Center University in San Francisco and the Government Finance Officers Association – Advanced Government Finance Institute at the University of Wisconsin.
Purtee has been married to Tina for 29 years, and they are the parents of four children. In his spare time, Purtee serves as an Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 549 in Granada Hills, and he restores classic vehicles.
[Information on Jim Purtee via the Palmdale City website here.]