Our People

I came to build a city.

Christopher BeckI came to build the future.

It’s the people that make us Palmdale.

Aren’t convinced yet that the City of Palmdale is your next career move? Don’t take our word for it. Hear from our amazing employees themselves and learn why they chose to build their future right here at the City of Palmdale. 

“The City of Palmdale didn’t just choose me as their city attorney, I chose the City of Palmdale as well. My family and I had long conversations before I applied and we agreed that Palmdale was the ideal place to work and live. With affordable housing, innovative leadership, strong community participation and a thriving and growing economy, the City of Palmdale is the right location for our future, and the right employer for me and my career.” –Christopher Beck, city attorney  

“I have had the pleasure of working at the City of Palmdale since 2017 in the Parks and Recreation department and I chose to work here because I wanted to see my hard work and dedication put to use in my local community. I have not only learned a lot over the years about my own domain, but there has also been a lot of cross-functional learning which has helped in the overall growth of my career. I work with a group of hardworking and caring people who I can honestly call my work family. The City of Palmdale is an organization where individuals come in at all different levels with different skill sets, aspirations, and backgrounds that help mold our rich culture. This is an organization that adds significant value to each employee and helps each individual reach their highest potential. I am proud to work for Palmdale!” –Jordyn Kelley, management analyst

“I have found the City of Palmdale to be an exciting and vibrant municipality to work for since 2001. My supervisors and upper management have challenged me to always push myself, and for this I am grateful. I have seen the City grow by leaps and bounds, and I am proud to say that I work here, I take great pride in this community.” –Joel Kefuss, street maintenance superintendent

“It is extremely gratifying and humbling to work at a place that offers me the opportunity to contribute to the growth and vitality of the community alongside an invaluable, dedicated and hardworking team of public servants!” –Nardy Lopez, management analyst II

“This is an exciting time to be working for Palmdale. There’s lots of new development, growth and opportunities to be innovative. I’m grateful to work for a City that encourages employees to be innovative problem solvers. It is clear that the City's leadership has a genuine interest in seeing its employees succeed.” –Luis Garibay, economic development manager