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City Manager

City Manager’s Office

The City of Laguna Beach is a full-service City that operates under the Council-Manager form of government. Meaning, the City Council provides overall policy direction and appoints a City Manager to implement the policies. In turn, the City Manager forms an executive team to direct the departments that service the community. The City Manager’s Office coordinates policy implementation, oversees the City's administrative function, and provides leadership for operational departments. 

Shohreh Dupuis, City Manager

The City Manager oversees all City departments, including Police, Fire, Marine Safety, Public Works, Community Development, Administrative Services, Water Quality and the Assistant City Manager. The City Manager is the Chief Executive of the City and oversees an organization of over 280 full-time employees, 250 seasonal employees, and a $95 million annual City budget.

Ms. Shohreh Dupuis has over 30 years of experience in municipal government administration, project management, public works, and public policy development in Orange County. She joined the City of Laguna Beach as the Assistant City Manager/Director of Public Works in 2016. Prior to joining the City, Ms. Dupuis held management level positions at the Cities of Irvine and Anaheim, the consulting firm of Parsons Brinckerhoff, the Orange County Transportation Authority, and the County of Orange. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics from University of California, Irvine. 

 

 

Ken Domer, Assistant City Manager

The Assistant City Manager oversees the City’s Cultural Arts, Marine Safety, and Water Quality Departments. 

Mr. Domer has served as the City Manager of Fullerton and brings with him over 30 years of State, County and city experience in municipal government, 15 of which spent in city management. Prior to joining the City of Fullerton in 2017, he served as the Assistant City Manager of Huntington Beach, City Manager of Villa Park, and Assistant City Administrator for the City of Placentia. He also has experience working in the California Governor’s Office and the California Environmental Protection Agency. Mr. Domer holds his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Southern California in Political Science and his Master’s Degree in Public Administration also from the University of Southern California. Mr. Domer is the proud father of three daughters, and a lifelong resident of Orange County.  

 

Jeremy Frimond, Senior Management Analyst

The Senior Administrative Analyst supports the City Manager, Assistant City Manager and the City Council in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for the organization.

Mr. Jeremy Frimond was born and raised in Laguna and has worked for the City since 2003. He began his career with the Marine Safety Department as a seasonal ocean lifeguard. In 2013, he was hired as the Marine Protection Officer, where he oversaw management of the City’s marine protected areas. Jeremy has served in his current position in the City Manager’s Office since 2018. He holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from California State University, Long Beach and Bachelor’s degree in Zoology from University of California, Santa Barbara.

 

 

Becket Wilson, Executive Assistant

The Executive Assistant performs a variety of complex and confidential clerical and administrative services for the City Manager, staff in the City Manager’s office, and the City Council. The position also serves as a liaison between the City Manager and City employees, members of the public and various outside agencies.

Ms. Wilson has been with the City of Laguna Beach for two years in administrative capacities. Prior to joining the City, Becket worked for the County of Orange as a senior legal secretary in the Office of County Counsel. Becket moved to California from Ohio, where she worked as a paralegal for more than 23 years. Becket has a grown daughter who teaches second grade, and a teenage son. She lives in South Orange County with her family.

Contact the City Manager's Office

Name Phone Email
City Manager's Office (949) 497-0704 cmoffice@lagunabeachcity.net
Ken Domer, Assistant City Manager (949) 497-0754  kdomer@lagunabeachcity.net
Jeremy Frimond, Senior Management Analyst (949) 464-6673  jfrimond@lagunabeachcity.net 
Becket Wilson, Executive Assistant  (949) 497-0308  bwilson@lagunabeachcity.net