Santa Rosa City Manager Maraskeshia Smith recently announced the selection of Lon Peterson as the City’s new Chief Communications & Intergovernmental Relations Officer. When it comes to communications, marketing and public affairs in local government, Lon is a total rock star and TBC’s Suzanne Mason was thrilled to make this match!
Before joining the Bay Area’s fifth largest city, Lon served as Director of Communications and Assistant to the City Manager in the City of Santa Clara. His experience and accomplishments are extensive and include prior management roles in the Cities of Sacramento, Palo Alto, and Roseville, as well as in the Marin Municipal Water District. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems from the University of San Francisco.
Lon’s impressive breadth and depth are enhanced by his contagious passion for public service and community engagement. He looks forward to making a difference in Santa Rosa and we look forward to witnessing his continued success!