Big Bear Lake Announces Two New Management Team Members
Big Bear City, CA — The City of Big Bear Lake is pleased to announce that two new outstanding staff members have joined the City’s already strong management team. The City’s newest staff members, Planning Director Jae Hill and Chief Building Official Steve Raney will be formally introduced to the City Council at their regular meeting being held in Hofert Hall tonight. Jae Hill comes to the City as an AICP certified planner with many years of professional Planning experience in mountain resort communities including the City of Sun Valley, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, City of Redmond and Fairbanks North Star Borough. Steve Raney is a Certified Building Official that has an extensive California municipal building inspection and plan review background. He gained this experience by working for the State of California, San Bernardino County and the City of Pasadena throughout his professional career.
These new team members will complete the reorganization that began in December 2018 resulting in the promotion of Kelly Ent Director of Government Services, John Harris Director of Development Services and Erica Stephenson City Clerk/Director of Administrative Services. Kelly Ent has been employed with the City for 18 years gaining the City national recognition for excellence in budgeting and financial reporting and has been instrumental in managing the City’s administrative functions including Risk Management, Information Technology and Fiscal Services. Prior to joining the City, Kelly obtained her license as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) through the University of Illinois and had a professional career as a Chief Financial Officer and extensive experience facilitating corporate mergers and acquisitions throughout the country. John Harris had a prestigious career managing military aircraft test and development projects, prior to obtaining his Professional Engineer license and working as the Public Works Director and City Engineer for the City of Montrose, Colorado. Since joining the City of Big Bear Lake in 2017, John has been instrumental in various public improvement projects, improved traffic management, and has strengthened the City’s collaborative relationships in his role overseeing the Engineering and Public Works departments. Erica Stephenson after obtaining her business degree with an emphasis in human resources started her career in this field and brought her human resources management and payroll expertise to the City over 15 years ago. Since joining the City, she has been primarily responsible for oversight of Human Resources, the Performing Arts Center, General Government Services and has been instrumental in working with the City Manager to assemble this exceptional team.
We look forward to all of the many positive and innovative contributions this new management team will make to our community as they work together to enhance the quality of life for our Big Bear Lake residents and to enrich the overall visitor experience while preserving Big Bear Lake’s status as Southern California’s premier four season resort destination.