Imperial City Manager leaving for Santee, CA

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Marlene Best
Marlene D. Best

IMPERIAL – Imperial city manager Marlene Best is leaving for a new city manager position in Santee, Ca.

Best has been the Imperial city manager for ten years.

Imperial has experienced much growth during her tenure, including many new businesses, developments, homes, and even a new park. Imperial is the fourth fastest growing city in California.

“It’s been a great opportunity and a lot of fun to work with some really great people,” said Best. “There have been a number of successes while I have been here. Not because of me, but because of the team we have in place that works well together. I’m sure the successes will continue. I’m going to a community closer to my home. I’m hoping it has the same charm and opportunities as Imperial.”

Best begins her new job at the end of March.

Details of her departure will be discussed at the next city council meeting March 2, 2016