San Bernardino Seal

Andrea Travis-Miller wil start new job on Feb. 19
Steve Scauzillo and Ryan Hagen, Staff Writers
Posted: 01/17/2013 08:45:50 PM PST

Andrea Travis-Miller, the acting city manager for San Bernardino, has been selected as the next executive director of the the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments.

By a unanimous vote, the governing board on Thursday approved the hiring of Travis-Miller, who will lead the regional planning agency starting on Feb. 19 and who will be the first woman director in 17years..

“It is another step forward for the COG. It gives us a measure of permanence,” said Duarte City Councilman and agency board member John Fasana.

For the past eight months, Travis-Miller has been leading San Bernardino’s efforts to reverse a declining budget and emerge from a municipal bankruptcy filing. She’s played a critical role in that process, leaving some San Bernardino officials to lament the loss to their city.

She will replace the San Gabriel Valley council’s interim executive director, Fran DeLach, who will step down. DeLach, who has worked as city manager of Covina and Azusa, is semi-retired and said he did not apply for the job.

Travis-Miller took over as acting city manager in San Bernardino in May, when then-City Manager Charles McNeely resigned after almost three years on the job.

Before McNeely, an interim city manager and the former assistant city manager had led the city since Fred Wilson left the city in 2008.

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