At its regular meeting of October 9, 2018, the Rossmoor Community Services District Board of Directors unanimously chose to appoint Mr. Joe Mendoza as the District’s new General Manager. Joe Mendoza was selected after a thorough recruitment and examination of qualified candidates. The appointment was effective on October 9, 2018.
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.
Joe Mendoza’s professional experience includes working as Deputy Director with the South Los Angeles County Community Services Agency which included 50 parks and 16 pools within the Second and Fourth Supervisorial Districts and had an annual budget of $25 million in addition to the Department of Parks and Recreation’s overall budget of $125 million.
Joe Mendoza also worked for the City of Cerritos as Recreation Services Superintendent, Leisure Services Supervisor for the City of Cerritos. He managed budget and staff for the Recreation Services Division; supervised 14 full-time and 125 part-time staff, and 300 volunteers. and was responsible for 20 parks, 2 community gymnasiums, a skate park, Iron-Wood Nine Golf Course, Sports Complex, and the Cerritos Olympic Swim & Fitness Center. He administered joint use contracts with ABC Unified School District and Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation Department.
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.”
This article was released by Rossmoor Community Services District.