The City of Piedmont announced in a press release on Thursday that the City Council has selected Rosanna Bayon Moore to serve as Piedmont’s next city administrator. Bayon Moore currently serves as assistant city manager for the City of Antioch, a role she began in 2020 after nine years as city manager for the City of Brawley in Imperial County. The Council will vote to confirm Bayon Moore’s appointment at its regular meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 21.
After City Administrator Sara Lillevand announced her intention to retire last August, the City Council retained a recruiting firm to assist with the search for her successor. According to the city, the recruitment garnered 42 applications. Bayon Moore was selected for the position after several rounds of screening and interviews with the City Council and the city’s leadership team. Bayon Moore is expected to begin her term as city administrator in early April 2023, following Lillevand’s retirement.
Key accomplishments in her Antioch and Brawley roles include successful delivery of a new fire station and Emergency Operations Center, strengthening partnerships and alignment with local school districts, advancing affordable housing projects with support from the State of California’s Strategic Growth Council, and developing a community crisis intervention program.
Previously, she served as regional affairs officer for the Southern California Association of Governments, where she established a subregional hub for major transportation and regional planning initiatives. She is well versed in building and development, having managed land acquisition, permitting, and entitlement processes at multiple civil engineering firms.
Bayon Moore holds a masters of public administration with an emphasis in urban policy and advanced management techniques from the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs and a bachelor of arts from the University of California at Berkeley.
“I am thrilled to welcome Ms. Bayon Moore to Piedmont,” said Mayor Jen Cavenaugh. “Among a wealth of exceptional applicants, Bayon Moore stood out for her depth of executive experience, collaborative leadership style, and deep appreciation for Piedmont’s core values of fiscal responsibility, community engagement, and high-quality service delivery. I am confident she is the right person to build on current City Administrator Sara Lillevand’s success. The entire City Council is looking forward to working with Bayon Moore as we continue to make progress on our goals for the city.”
“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as Piedmont’s next City Administrator,” said Bayon Moore. “I was drawn to Piedmont’s engaged community, the Council’s vision for welcoming and belonging, and the City’s commitment to fostering both community safety and healthy living as centerpieces for quality of life.”
Bayon Moore continued, “Local government work is never carried out by a single person. The achievements I am most proud of have all been team efforts, made possible by a shared commitment to delivering results at a high level. I am excited to partner with Piedmont’s exceptional city staff, City Council, and dedicated community as we navigate the road ahead.”
“I’m grateful to know I’m leaving the City in excellent hands,” said City Administrator Sara Lillevand. “Bayon Moore’s experience leveraging state and federal resources to meet local challenges and successfully bringing new facilities online will be vital as we begin implementation of the Housing Element, complete construction of our new community pool, and plan for the future of our essential services buildings.”