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City Treasurer

Monica Cooper, B.S., M.P.A, CPFIM

City Treasurer

Term: March 2015 – March 2019

701 E. Carson St
Carson, CA 90745

phone: (310) 952-1723

Treasurer's Responsibilities
The City Treasurer is elected by the citizens of Carson every four years (March; odd-numbered years). The City Treasurer is responsible for investment of City, Carson Successor Agency and Housing Authority funds. The investment practices and policies are based upon state law and prudent money management. The Treasurer is responsible for banking services, proper cash flow and custody service agreements and ensuring that investments conform to the City’s adopted investment policy. Through prudent fiscal investment management, the City Treasurer ensures the City’s cash liquidity needs are met and principal is preserved and achieve at a reasonable rate of return within the parameters of prudent risk management while minimizing the potential for capital losses arising from market changes or issuer default.

The Treasurer oversees $100+ million investment portfolio. The portfolio contains instruments such as Federal Agencies, high-grade corporate bonds, collateralized, negotiable CDs and money market accounts.

The treasurer’s office includes a highly qualified Deputy Treasurer, Accountant II, Senior Account Clerk II and an Administrative secretary.

City Treasurer Biography
  • Master’s Degree Public Administration(M.P.A), Cal State Dominguez Hills
  • Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration- Cal State Dominguez Hills
  • Associate Arts, Liberal Arts Long Beach Community College
  • St. Leo University FL and Phoenix University - Accounting/Auditing
  • Certified Public Funds Investment Manager
Positions Held
  • State of California Revenue Agency Administrator, Project Manager, Illegal Activities Coordinator(financial)
  • Real Estate and Mortgage Company owner in the City of Carson
  • Investment Manager
  • 540 Club Treasurer
Community Activities
  • Member Carson Toastmaster
  • Member Carson Kiwanis
  • Member Carson Women’s Club
  • Past Member, Carson Utility User’s Tax Citizens Budget Oversight Committee
  • Past Member, Long Beach Child Development Center Board of Directors
Professional Memberships
  • California Municipal Treasurer’s Association
  • Association of Public Treasurers U.S & Canada
  • Government Investment Officer’s Association