Fresh faces will be joining the City of Temecula, it was announced Friday.
Kevin Le Von Hawkins, director of community services for the City of San Bernardino, has accepted the same post with the City of Temecula.
According to a City of Temecula news release, Hawkins has more than 15 years experience in the public sector, a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and executive credentials in public policy.
The first day on the job for Hawkins in Temecula will be April 15.
Additionally, it was announced that Jennifer Hennessy, director of finance with the City of Chico, has accepted the same post with the City of Temecula.
Hennessy has over 12 years of experience in the public sector, as well as an additional seven years of private sector financial analyst experience, a bachelor’s degree in business with an emphasis in finance and economics, and a master’s degree in business administration, according to the city’s news release.
Hennessey’s first day with the City of Temecula will be April 29.
City of Temecula Interim City Manager Aaron Adams directed national recruitments for both positions, including screening and interviewing processes, according to the news release. Adams also personally conducted background investigations on the new hires, according to the release.
The news release was sent out after 5 p.m. Friday and salaries were not included in the document. According to the California State Controller's Office, in 2011 total wages for Temecula's director of community services are listed as $211,579. Total wages for the city's chief financial officer are listed as $179,371 in 2011.
In 2011, total wages for the City of Chico's finance director are listed as $131,904, according to the state controller. For that same year, total wages for the director of community services in the City of San Bernardino are listed as $148,576.
The 2011 year is the most recent for which figures are available from the California State Controller's Office.