SANTA MONICA—On Tuesday, February 23, the Santa Monica City Council announced that Denise Anderson-Warren has been appointed as the new City Clerk. Anderson-Warren, a 21-year veteran of the City Clerk’s Office, and brings a vast knowledge of the department to her new role. She served as Assistant City Clerk for the past five years.

“Denise is uniquely poised to run the City Clerk’s Office with her depth of experience managing elections and public records,” said Mayor Tony Vazquez. “She is widely respected within the department, City and the regional clerk community. Denise will serve our community with integrity and a strong vision for the future.”

According to a press release from the city of Santa Monica, Anderson-Warren started her career in the City Clerk’s Office as a Staff Assistant III, and held various positions, including: Deputy City Clerk, Records Management Coordinator, and Records and Election Services Manager.

“I would like to thank the City Council for providing me with this opportunity. I look forward to continuing to provide excellent customer service, and strengthening the relationship between the City Clerk’s Office and members of the public. Making documents easier to access, promoting elections, and finding better ways to provide input at public meetings, are some of my future goals,” said Anderson-Warren.

She has a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Redlands, with a minor in Political Science. She currently resides on the Executive Board for the Southern Division of the City Clerks Association of California as Awards and Recognition Director. She will receive a base salary of $15,269 a month as the Santa Monica City Clerk.