BEVERLY HILLS—Beverly Hills City Manager Mahdi aluzri revealed on January 9 that he is retiring from his position in May 2019. Aluzri has been working 35 years in the public service industry. Aluzri is planning to spend more time with his family in Ohio and focus on interests outside of city government.

“It is with mixed emotions that the Council has accepted Mahdi’s decision to retire,” said Mayor Julian Gold.  “We are excited for this new chapter in his life but will miss him and his steadfast dedication to our community.”

According to a press release from the city of Beverly Hills, Aluzri was appointed Beverly Hills City Manager in October 2015, after serving as Assistant City Manager for over five years. He served two years as Deputy City Manager for the city of Rancho Cucamonga and 17 years working for the city of Beverly Hills including nine years as Director of Community Development.

“It has been the privilege of my life to serve Beverly Hills,” said Aluzri. “I am very proud of the team we have assembled to carry out the goals and priorities of the Council while providing the world-class customer service our community expects and deserves.”

During his tenure, Aluzri managed successful initiatives including the completion of the Santa Monica Boulevard reconstruction project, restoration of Beverly Gardens Park and safeguarding strong measures to mitigate community impacts of the METRO Purple Line extension.

The Beverly Hills City Council will reveal the process for selecting a new City Manager in the coming weeks.