Ron Bow was appointed city manager by the Monterey Park City Council at the meeting of August 2, 2017 for a term of three years. Bow had been filling the position as interim city manager since December 2016.
City of Monterey Park Mayor Teresa Real Sebastian stated “I am excited to share with the community that the city council unanimously agreed to select Ron Bow as the permanent city manager for the City of Monterey Park. Ron brings a wealth of municipal experience, strong work ethic, cooperative management temperament and a passion for the betterment of our city. Ron was also recently recognized as the 49th Assembly District’s 2017 Veteran of the Year. As an added bonus, he is a long time resident of Monterey Park. We look forward to his leadership as we continue the course for the bright future of this organization and our great city.”
In speaking about his goals as city manager, Bow expressed his appreciation to the city council for this opportunity to pursue economic development growth, provide efficient and effective financial oversight, address infrastructure improvements in the community as well as inter organizational effectiveness, foster a stronger investment towards employee growth and succession planning and improve the overall quality of Monterey Park’s municipal services.
Previously, Bow was Monterey Park’s Director of Public Works/Assistant City Manager and Director of Public Works for the City of Monrovia. He brings additional experience in the public works and water utility industries from the cities of La Verne, Alhambra, and water utility service from Otay Water District. Bow served 24 years in the U.S. Air Force in active and reserve capacity.
Bow and wife Lillian have deep roots in the city, having lived in Monterey Park for 13 years and whose two adult children, Lauren and Justin, attended local schools. As residents of Monterey Park, he and Lillian have been involved volunteering at schools, Tiger Youth Club, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and the early years of the Cherry Blossom Festival. Bow continually attends Monterey Park’s community events, resulting in a greater familiarity with the residents and businesses of the community.
Tom Cody, Director of Human Resources and Risk Management