City Clerk's Biography

Donesia Gause-Aldana, MMC, Your Advocate in Democracy

Donesia Gause-Aldana is a dedicated public servant with sixteen years of experience in city operations, strategic planning, project management, budget administration, records management and community relations.

Donesia L. Gause began a career in public government at an early age. Her passion to advocate for others led her to run for public office. Donesia is the former City Councilwoman for the City of Carson where she built bridges by reaching across generations, gender, race and culture in an effort to foster a healthy community.

Prior to being elected City Clerk in the City of Carson, Donesia also served in the City of Compton, Long Beach, Baldwin Park, and Newport Beach where she developed her reputation as one of the country's most skilled municipal leaders.

Known as a consummate government watchdog, Donesia put her talents to work by overseeing the implementation phase of the council's agenda process and designing a new automated system that streamlined the city's records management process. In addition, Donesia successfully conducted local elections and established an innovative City Clerk Passport Acceptance Facility.  

Donesia graduated from University of Redlands, School of Business with a Bachelor of Science in Business and Management. Having a strong belief in professional development, Donesia is also a graduate of Continued Education for Public Officials (CEPO) Training of Trainers, Leadership, and Professional Development Academy.

Donesia also serves as a mentor and trainer to other City Clerks aspiring to receive status of Certified Municipal Clerk, which is earned through the esteemed International Institute of Municipal Clerks.

Her accomplishments has earned Donesia an appointment by Mayor Albert Robles as Co-Chair of the City of Carson's Innovation and Technology Sub-Committee. Under her leadership, the City has effectively enacted open data policies, directly contributing to increased transparency in each of the City's departments. Behind Donesia's every effort is her commitment to making government more accountable to the people and businesses she represents.
Donesia is married and a proud mother of three.

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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