City Manager

Dr. Marcella Marlowe, ICMA-CM

Location: 2200 Huntington Drive San Marino, CA 91108 P (626) 300-0788 citymanageroffice@cityofsanmarino.org staff directory

About the City Manager

Dr. Marcella Marlowe, ICMA-cm


Marcella MarloweMarcella Marlowe has been the City Manager for the City of San Marino since 2017, after having served as the Assistant City Manager for the City of San Gabriel for six-and-a-half years. Prior to San Gabriel, Dr. Marlowe served as the Human Resources Manager for the City of Duarte, the only person to ever hold that position there. She started her career with the City of Calabasas as a human resources generalist, and spent two years with the City of Phoenix, AZ, specializing in classification & compensation and benefits administration.

Dr. Marlowe is a devoted Trojan, having received all of her degrees from the University of Southern California: B.A. in Classical Greek Civilization, M.A. in Political Science, and Ph.D. in Political Science, with an emphasis in Public Law. In addition, she holds an adjunct teaching appointment with the University of La Verne’s College of Business and Public Management, having also taught at USC’s Sol Price School of Public Policy as an Adjunct Associate Professor. She is the author of Jurisprudential Regimes: The Supreme Court, Civil Rights, and the Life Cycle of Judicial Doctrine, published in 2011.

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