Bud Emerson | Klish Way
Christa L. Johnson, Assistant City Manager for the City of Laguna Beach, is set to become Del Mar’s City Manager next month after the City Council’s unanimous approval of her employment contract on Monday. She replaces Scott Huth.
Her first day in Del Mar will be February 12.
Johnson has more than 22 years of local government experience in Laguna Beach, the Town of Windsor in Sonoma County, the City of Alameda and the County of Alameda.
The Sandpiper reached out to Christa and asked her why she chose to apply for the Del Mar position. Her response: “I applied for the City Manager position in Del Mar for many reasons. The City has challenges and opportunities similar to ones I have been working with for over twenty years. The City Council has a good reputation and I’m looking forward to working with City staff and community members, in a collaborative fashion, to help the City Council reach its goals. And finally, the City of Del Mar is a beautiful and vibrant place. Being able to spend a lot of time here makes me happy.”