The Cosumnes Community Services District (CSD) announced the appointment of current CSD Parks and Recreation Administrator Maureen Zamarripa as its next General Manager. The appointment is part of a process CSD initiated last fall to replace three senior leaders who are all retiring in 2017: General Manager Jeff Ramos, Fire Chief Tracey Hansen, and Parks and Recreation Administrator Bob Roessler.
Zamarripa will begin serving as the CSD General Manager effective November 10, 2017, overseeing CSD’s three departments: Administrative Services, Parks and Recreation, and CSD Fire. She replaces Ramos, who is retiring after working at CSD for 23 years and serving as its General Manager since 2010.
“Maureen’s experience with CSD, understanding of how we deliver high-quality services to the communities of Elk Grove and Galt and her experience in leading special districts make her an ideal fit to serve as our next General Manager,” said CSD Board President Rod Brewer. “She has an exemplary track record in leading community service programs and organizations.”
Zamarripa has more than 20 years of experience providing project, staff and budget management services for public agencies in Sacramento County. She worked as a Deputy General Manager for CSD in 2007-2008, providing project, financial and general management across CSD program areas, including fire, emergency medical services, parks and recreation. She also worked as our Parks and Recreation Administrator since March 2017.
“I was thrilled to rejoin CSD in March and am excited to work with the Board as the new General Manager to guide our organization into the future,” said Zamarripa. “The men and women of CSD are highly committed to planning and providing the best possible services to our growing community and I am honored to help lead that award-winning work.”
The Board offered Zamarripa the General Manager position after an extensive search process. The Board will now start a new search process for the next Parks and Recreation Administrator.
Prior to returning to CSD in March, Zamarripa served as District Administrator for the Fair Oaks Recreation and Parks District. Her responsibilities at Fair Oaks included developing a 10-year master plan for the district and managing all district programming, staff and budget. She implemented “It’s My Park Day,” a volunteer event involving up to 350 volunteers to improve local park facilities and helped grow the Fair Oaks Chicken Festival to a regional event drawing 15,000 attendees.
Zamarripa spent 11 years of her career at the Sacramento County Municipal Services Agency, including roles as the Chief of Development and Surveyor Services and Manager of Special Districts, to help oversee capital projects such as libraries, transit and parks.