City Treasurer

City Treasurer
Monica Cooper
B.S., M.P.A, California Certified Municipal Treasurer

Term: November 2022 - November 2026
Phone: (310) 952-1723

Treasurer's Responsibilities
The City Treasurer is elected by the citizens of Carson every four years. The City Treasurer is responsible for investment of City, Carson Successor Agency, Carson Reclamation Autority, 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, Senior Account Clerk II and Administrative secretary.

City Treasurer's Biography
  • Harvard University Kennedy School of Executive Education
  • Master's Degree Public Administration(M.P.A) emphasis in Management and Accounting, California State Univeristy Dominguez Hills
  • Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration- California State University Dominguez Hills
  • Advanced Certified Public Funds Investment Manager
  • Certified Public Funds Investment Manager
  • Fixed Income Academy Bond School
  • Chartered Financial Analyst Institute
  • Investements Foundation Certification
  • Certified Fixed Income Practitioner
  • California Treasury Certification
  • California Certified Municipal Treasurer
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
Community Activities
  • State Bar of California Commissioner for the Client Security Fund
  • Former Treasurer, Carson Toastmaster Club
  • Member Carson Women's Club
  • Past member Carson Utility User's Tax Citizens Budget Oversight Committee
  • Carson Civilian Academy
  • Member and Cultural Exchange Host, Carson Sister Cities Association
  • Carson Chamber of Commerce Leadership Carson graduate
  • Member, Board of Directors for the Carson/Gardena YMCA
  • Grant college scholarships to graduating Carson High School Seniors
  • African American Empowerment Coalition
Professional Memberships
  • California Municipal Treasurer's Association
  • Association of Public Treasurers U.S & Canada
  • Government Investment Officer's Association

City Hall Contact

701 E Carson Street
Carson, CA 90745
(310) 830-7600, 7 AM - 6 PM
Monday - Thursday
24-hour automated: (310) 952-1700


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