The Mammoth Lakes Town Council and legal staff went looking for a major leaguer to fill the Town Managerâ€™s job, and they may have found one in Marianna Marysheva-Martinez.
Sheâ€™s dynamic, and has big-city smarts, as the town staff will discover Wednesday, when she takes over as Interim Town Manager.
Gov. Jerry Brown, then the mayor of chaotic Oakland, turned to Marysheva-Martinez to be his budget director for five years. She then served for five years as an assistant city administrator in Oaklandâ€™s Ron Dellums Administration.
â€śI was in charge of many city functions,â€ť she said, â€śand among them were responsibilities for budget and finance, and that applies to this particular job.â€ť
She says she knows what sheâ€™s getting into.
â€śIt is exciting to join a community with so much going on,â€ť she said, â€śespecially during travel seasons.
â€śAt the same time, the community has some challenges having to do with long-term fiscal planning and the immediate challenge having to do with the Hot Creek litigation and settlement.
â€śThe challenges are what attracted me. I do take pleasure and pride in solving challenges, and itâ€™s something I hope to be able to accomplish.â€ť