Assistant City Manager - Administrative Services

Assistant City Manager � Administrative Services
Assistant City Manager - Administrative Services
Robert Lennox, ED.D.

701 E. Carson St
Carson, CA 90745

Phone: (310) 952-1728
Formerly serving as the City of Carson's Director of Community Services/Parks and Recreation, Dr. Lennox leads a team of seasoned professionals addressing issues that directly impact the community. As the Assistant City Manager, Dr. Lennox provides oversight to the Community Services/Parks and Recreation, Public Safety, Emergency Services, Public Works/Engineering, Housing/CDBG, Risk Management, City Council Support, and Human Resources Departments.

Dr. Lennox brings to the City a wealth of public sector experience including 27 years serving municipalities both large and small. He has a passion for empowering communities to become more involved in their neighborhoods through meaningful leisure activities, economic development, public safety, and community improvement. He has served the communities of Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Yucaipa, and Menifee during his local government career. His areas of expertise include recreation programming, landscape maintenance, park development, land-secured financing, strategic planning, budget administration, community engagement, diversity management, and staff development.

In 2023 Dr. Lennox earned his Doctorate in Organizational Change and Leadership from the University of Southern California, Rossier School of Education. He also holds a Masters of Arts in Community Leadership/Youth Agency Administration from California State University, Los Angeles; and a Bachelors of Arts in Ethnic Studies from University of California, San Diego. He is a proud graduate of the Southern California Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs and has published in the Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JPERD) and the Coro Southern California Leadership Review. Dr. Lennox has presented at the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE), California Parks and Recreation Society (CPRS) annual conference, the Southern California Municipal Athletic Federation (SCMAF) annual conference, and the League of California Cities annual conference.

Robert has received many awards and certifications, including the League of California Cities' Helen Putnam Award of Excellence, International Nations in Bloom Award with the City of Los Angeles, and twice received the KaBoom Playful Cities USA award with previous agencies. A native and resident of Riverside, he is a former NCAA and semi-professional soccer athlete. In his free time he enjoys playing soccer, coaching his two sons who also play the sport, and spending time with his wife.

~ Last Update: 6/27/2023 ~

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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