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Mark Bozigian has more than 26 years of experience in local and regional government, most recently as City Manager for the City of Lancaster, California from 2008 through 2018. In his role as City Manager, Mr. Bozigian worked with the Mayor, City Council, and city staff to lead the city through the great recession without reducing public services or laying off staff; develop and manage eleven annual municipal budgets in excess of $200 million, expanding city services and increasing city reserves to over 25% in that time span; renovate the city’s downtown into a state-designated regional entertainment and cultural center; reduce crime through a comprehensive strategy directing resources, deployment, policies, and operations; reduce unemployment and increase job opportunities through local business enhancement programs and successful attraction of large regional employers, leading to Lancaster being named the only two-time winner as the most Business Friendly City in Los Angeles County; and establish the first stand-alone, city Community Choice Aggregation in California, Lancaster Choice Energy.
Before his appointment as City Manager, Mr. Bozigian worked for thirteen years at the City of Lancaster in various capacities, including Assistant City Manager; Redevelopment Agency Director; Assistant to the City Manager; and Transportation Programs Administrator. In those positions, Mark successfully obtained $36.2 million in grant funding for the City and Agency; led successful recruitment efforts of major regional employers, resulting in over 3,000 new jobs for the region; directed a major expansion of the Lancaster Auto Mall, resulting in an annual sales tax revenue increase to the city of over $1million; and worked closely with the City Council and three City Managers to advance critical city initiatives, programs, and projects.
Prior to his employment with the City of Lancaster, Mr. Bozigian worked for three years for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), where he was the Director for Long Range Transportation Financial Planning. This position entailed lead management responsibility for development of a $72 billion 20-Year Transportation Plan for Los Angeles County, which was unanimously adopted by the 13-member regional Board of Directors. Mr. Bozigian began his professional career with 10 years at Hughes Aircraft Company in El Segundo, California.
Mark holds both a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Loyola Marymount University.