5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News The Governing Board of the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments has approved the hiring of Philip A. Hawkey as Executive Director, effective October 1, 2015, Gene Murabito, President of the SGVCOG, announced.Hawkey, Executive Vice President Emeritus for the University of La Verne and former City Manager of Pasadena, will manage the SGVCOG under a two-year contract with Kelly and Associates approved on September 17.He replaces Fran Delach, who has served as interim Executive Director since February, when Andrea Miller left to become City Manager of Covina.“We’re extremely fortunate to have a professional of Phil Hawkey’s caliber and experience as we expand our leadership on regional issues such as transportation, water and housing,” said Murabito, Mayor Pro Tem of the City of Glendora. “Under the direction of Andrea, Fran and our Governing Board, the COG has accomplished so much in the past three years, including development of a comprehensive strategic plan, improved financial stability and a renewed commitment to the Alameda Corridor-East Construction Authority (ACE). Phil is ideally suited to build on all of this.”The SGVCOG is a joint powers authority of 31 cities, several unincorporated communities and three water districts. It is the largest and most diverse sub-regional council of governments in Los Angeles County, encompassing more than 374 square miles and representing more than 2 million residents. In 1998, the SGVCOG founded the ACE to mitigate the impacts of significant increases in rail traffic over 70 miles of mainline railroad in the San Gabriel Valley.“I am thrilled to join the SGVCOG team, and to have the opportunity to work closely with Gene and the Governing Board on issues that are critical to the well being and quality of life in the San Gabriel Valley,” Hawkey said.Hawkey retired this past summer from the University of La Verne, where he served as Executive Vice President, Special Assistant to the President and, from 2012-2013, Interim Dean of the University’s College of Law. He continues to teach graduate classes in Public Administration as an Assistant Professor.Before joining the University, Hawkey was City Manager of Pasadena from 1990-1998. A native of Ohio, he served as City Manager of Toledo from 1986-1990 and Deputy City Manager of Cincinnati from 1982-1986. Before then, he served as City Administrator in Wooster, Ohio, from 1976-1979, and City Manager in Kettering, Ohio, from 1979-1982.Hawkey earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio; a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Ohio State University; and a Law Degree from Cleveland State University.He currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Rose Bowl Operating Company and is a member of Pasadena Rotary. Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyZac Efron Is Dating A New Hottie?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sweet Things Every Guy Wants To Hear From The Woman He LovesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment People Former Pasadena City Manager Named Executive Director of San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 | 11:34 am faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.