The Rossmoor Community Services District Board of Directors announced the appointment of Joe Mendoza as the District’s new General Manager, effective October 9, 2018.
Mendoza’s experience is basically in the area of recreation services, including working as Deputy Director with the South Los Angeles County Community Services Agency (50 parks and 16 pools and an overall budget of $125 million), the City of Cerritos’ Recreation Services Superintendent and Leisure Services Supervisor, which included working with ABC Unified School District and Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation Department.
Mr. Mendoza was formally introduced to the public and had the following comments, “I just want to thank the Board for their vote of confidence and for their kind words; it means a lot. Especially, Mr. Ruth—he has a huge presence and history. To me he is like the John Wooden of municipalities … he’s an example of true leadership. One of the things I’ve learned over the last few discussions with Mr. Ruth, is that everyone he described, from the staff to the Board, it was all positive.” Mr. Mendoza introduced his wife Pam, youngest daughter Lauren and “the diamond of the family” his granddaughter, Bella.
Mr. Mendoza is currently Chairman of the Board of the Brain Rehabilitation and Injury Network (BRAIN). In addition he serves on the Executive Board of the The Boys Republic.
Said outgoing General Manager Jim Ruth, “Joe Mendoza gets my highest recommendation. He will be a tremendous asset to the District and the Rossmoor community. We are lucky to have him.”
Read the official RCSD release in the News-Enterprise here.