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.
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.
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.
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