Management Services is the Department through which the City Manager, chief administrative officer, directs and coordinates the business affairs of the City. The Management Services Staff works closely with the City Council, recommending policy alternatives and assuring the proper and efficient implementation of Council-approved policies, programs and directives. Another key element of this office is:
- The Public Information Office, which oversees the dissemination of information to the public through various publications and the City's Government Access Channel, GTV6. The Public Information Offices also serves as a liaison with the members of the media and oversees the City's local cable Franchise Agreement.
Yasmin K. Beers, City Manager
Yasmin Beers currently serves as the City Manager for the City of Glendale. Prior to her appointment, Yasmin was Glendale’s Assistant City Manager and had been serving as its Interim City Manager since November 2017. In her capacity as Assistant City Manager, she served as the Chief Operating Officer overseeing approximately 1,600 employees serving in Police, Fire, Public Works, Parks, Library, and Glendale Water & Power Departments, to name a few. She was also responsible for City-wide budget oversight, labor and employee relations, the Capital Improvement Program, policy management, and served as the administrative hearing officer for the City. Yasmin played a crucial role in the restructuring of the City organization necessitated by the Great Recession and subsequent elimination of the City’s Redevelopment Agency in 2012.
Yasmin attended and graduated from Hoover High School. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the California State University, Northridge and a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Woodbury University.
Yasmin began her career with the City of Glendale in 1987 as a part-time employee in the Library Department while in high school and college. For the past 31 years, she has held various, progressively responsible positions. Yasmin was appointed Deputy City Manager in 2000 and, in 2010, she was appointed Assistant City Manager.
Yasmin is a past member of Soroptimist International of Glendale. She served as President in 1999/2000. She is also a past board member of the Salvation Army and the American Red Cross. In 2011, the Glendale Chamber of Commerce recognized Yasmin as Woman of the Year; in 2013, she was the recipient of the Armenian American Woman of Excellence Award; in 2014, Yasmin was recognized by the Glendale Educational Foundation for her distinguished service and philanthropic efforts; in 2015, YWCA awarded Yasmin with the Heart & Excellence Award; and in 2017, she was recognized by Business Life magazine as a Women Achiever, each a tribute to her core values that represent her civic responsibilities, volunteerism, and community service.
Yasmin and her husband Dan live in Glendale with their two children.
John Takhtalian, Deputy City Manager
Having started his career in 2002 as a part-time Administrative Assistant for the City Manager’s Office, John has had the opportunity to serve in a number of different operational capacities within the City’s organization. Over the years, he has held a number of different titles including Administrative Associate, Administrative Analyst, Assistant to the City Manager, and most recently, Deputy City Manager. In addition, he has had the pleasure of serving a number of interim and acting roles including Interim Chief Information Officer, Acting General Manager of Glendale Water & Power, and Interim Integrated Waste Administrator.
Through his daily interactions, John has had the privilege of working closely with every City operation, as well as with a great number of community-based organizations throughout the Glendale community. As such, he is a firm believer that the lasting relationships that have been developed with residents and colleagues alike have played a fundamental role in his ability to effectively serve the community. In turn, this exposure has provided him with an enormous level of respect for what each and every person within the community contributes towards the overall success of Glendale.
Aside from managing a variety of special projects, John is primarily responsible for assisting the City Manager and Assistant City Manager in carrying out the directives of the Glendale City Council, and oversees the overall operations of the City Manager’s Office. He is also responsible for providing high-level staff support to Glendale’s elected officials and serves as a liaison with various intergovernmental agencies.
John holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and a Master of Arts Degree in Public Administration from California State University, Northridge. He and his wife have been married since 2003 and reside in Glendale with their two young children.