Bear Valley Springs, CA

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CSD Management Team

William Malinen
General Manager
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With more than 30 years of city and town management experience in California, Washinton, Minnesota, and Missouri, Bill has managed annual budgets ranging from 6 million dollars to 95 million dollars and has led both small and medium sized communities.

He holds a bachelor's and master's degree in Public Administration and was a International City/County Managers Association (ICMA) Credentialed City Manager for 15 years.

Daniel Suttles
Chief of Police, Director of Public Safety

Chief Suttles is a Marine Corps veteran who comes to us from the Glendale Police Department, where he worked for 18 years. During that time, he has served as a Patrol Officer, SWAT Operator, and Investigator. As Sergeant, he worked in Patrol, Investigations, Internal Affairs, and as an Adjutant to the Chief of Police. As Lieutenant, he served as a Watch Commander overseeing patrol operations.

Kristy McEwen
Director of Human Resources, Assistant to the General Manager, Secretary to the Board of Directors

Now a Bear Valley Springs resident, she grew up in Tehachapi, and her family has community ties reaching back over 70 years. Her grandparents moved here from Texas in 1940, and her mother was born and raised here. Kristy's background includes ten years as Box Office and Admissions manager at the Antelope Valley Fair. She worked in the accounting office for Henrietta Weill Child Guidance Clinic for two years before joining the CSD staff in 2013.