Los Altos Hires New City Clerk 

After an almost year-long vacancy, the City of Los Altos has hired its new City Clerk. Melissa Thurman assumed the duties of the role according to a recent press release issued by the City. 

Thurman most recently served as Town Clerk in Portola Valley and City Clerk in San Bruno. The City of Los Altos’ press release notes that Thurman also boasts “over a decade” of prior municipal experience serving Redwood City, Half Moon Bay, and San Bernardino.   

According to Assistant City Manager Jon Maginot, Thurman “brings a wide variety of experience to the role, and vast expertise in records management, elections, and technology implementation that will better our service to the City Council, Commissions, and Los Altos community.” 

The City’s website notes that the City Clerk serves as the “Official Custodian” of records, facilitates the business of the City Council, administers all City elections, and recruits and supports City Commissions and Committees. 

“I look forward to leveraging my experience to build on the work already underway that continues promoting more efficient and transparent processes within the City Clerk’s Office,” Thurman said in a statement included in the City’s press release. 

Thurman fills a vacancy left by Andrea Chelemengos who retired from her post last April.  Assistant City Clerk Angel Rodriguez has filled the position in an interim capacity over the past year.