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Carson City Council Hires New City Manager

The Carson City Council has appointed Sharon Landers to serve as the new City Manager effective May 8. Her appointment and introduction was announced at the City Council meeting on May 7.

Landers served as Assistant City Manager for the City of Irvine for over 12 years. Her accomplishments in Irvine include modernizing city services and overseeing several complex large-scale capital projects, experience that will be beneficial as the City Manager of Carson.

“We are thrilled that someone with Ms. Sharon Landers’ reputation, experience, and education joins us in Carson,“ says Carson Mayor Albert Robles. “Carson certainly stands to benefit from her noteworthy leadership and extensive experience in various aspects of city management. I’m confident that my colleagues and I have made a great choice in hiring Ms. Sharon Landers.“

A City Manager Executive Search was initiated in July 2018 to identify the next City Manager for Carson. Landers was identified by CPS-HR Consulting, an Executive Search Firm retained to conduct the City Manager search. The City Council unanimously directed staff to extend an offer and negotiate a contract with Landers. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree at State University of New York at Stony Brook, with a double major in Computer Science and Psychology, and earned her Juris Doctorate Degree at Albany Law School, Union University in New York. She is a strategic thinker with strong communication and interpersonal skills. She prides herself on being highly ethical and believes in fostering a culture of transparency and trust. She has in-depth experience in economic development, transportation, finance and management and strong skills in intergovernmental, business and community relationship building.

“I think Ms. Landers is the right fit for Carson, and I’m looking forward to the positive programs she is going to bring to the table. As Carson residents, businesses and the South Bay gets to know Ms. Sharon Landers, I am confident that all of us together will recognize her great leadership“ added Robles.

“I am thrilled to be joining the City of Carson, which has so much economic development potential. I look forward to working with the City Council and our community and business leaders to move the City forward, “ said City Manager Sharon Landers.

Sharon Landers is the first female City Manager in the City’s history. As Carson’s new City Manager, Landers will also serve as the Executive Director of the Successor Agency and Executive Director of the Carson Housing Authority.


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