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Steven A. Preston  
City Manager's Office
Title: City Manager
Phone: (626) 308-2800


City Manager Steve Preston Steve Preston, FAICP, has been San Gabriel’s city manager since October, 2009, having joined the city as deputy city manager in January, 1999.

Prior to that Steve held positions in La Verne and Glendale, California, as well as in the private sector. San Gabriel has received several awards for its planning and redevelopment programs during his tenure. An urban planner by training, Steve has served on the American Planning Association’s (APA) national board of directors, chairing its national Legislative and Policy Committee. A former president of APA’s California Chapter, he was the recipient of its 2000 Distinguished Service Award.

Steve is a past President of the California Planning Roundtable; a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners; former Chair of AICP’s Multi-Media Task Force; former member of the national Planning Accreditation Board; and has served as adjunct faculty in graduate planning programs at both USC and Cal Poly Pomona. He has bachelor and master degrees in planning from Cal Poly Pomona with an emphasis in policy administration and communications.

Co-Chair for the past nine years of the UCLA Extension Land Use Law Conference, Steve has served as president of both the Asian Youth Center and of La Casa de San Gabriel Community Center. He believes in the Greek motto, “Achieve the Honorable,” and seeks to fulfill its aspirations every day.  

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San Gabriel City Hall
425 S. Mission Drive
San Gabriel, CA 91776
Phone (626) 308-2800
Fax (626) 458-2830
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