Public Invited to Reception for George Chavez

On Dec. 13, the city of Beverly Hills is hosting a reception in honor of retiring City Manager George Chavez, who leaves after 34 years of dedicated service to the community. The party is free for the public to attend and will be held from 5:30 – 7 p.m. in the Municipal Gallery at Beverly Hills City Hall. The reception will be attended by city officials, community leaders, and members of the public. 

“There are not enough words to describe the incredible and beloved City Manager George Chavez who truly has been the heart and soul of this City for the past 34 years,” said Beverly Hills Mayor Lili Bosse. “He has helped guide us through some of the most challenging times in our history with such grace and dedication to the community that he loves so much. He is a dear friend, colleague and above all an amazing leader and human being. He will be greatly missed and so much of what makes Beverly Hills so special is because of him.”

In 1988, Chavez began his career with the city as a Building Inspector and has since held positions including Assistant Director of Community Development/City Building Official, Director of Public Works and Assistant City Manager. In 2019, Chavez was appointed City Manager, where he was responsible for overseeing the nine city departments and developing policy. He is also a recipient of the 2017 Fred C. Cunningham Award for Distinguished Service, which recognizes city employees of exceptional character and dedication to the community.

Immediately following the reception, Chavez will be formally recognized at the City Council meeting at 7 p.m. 

Assistant City Manager Nancy Hunt-Coffey will take over as the first female City Manager of Beverly Hills on Jan. 1, 2023.