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Community Services Director leaving after short stint

Roger Bradley, the Claremont community services director, will be leaving the City of Trees for a position in central California.

Mr. Bradley will be starting his new position as the assistant county manager for Kings County. He’ll start the new job on August 27, and his last day in Claremont will be next Thursday, August 2.

“It was an opportunity to take an extra step, and an interesting opportunity for my family to head back north a little bit,” Mr. Bradley, who spent 10 years in Dublin, California before coming to Claremont in 2016, said.

Getting a job between northern California and southern California will be a benefit, he added, being able to be closer to family in Dublin and keep tabs with friendships made in Claremont.

“That did help with the decision a little bit, the proximity to both worlds,” he said.

Mr. Bradley has worked on a number of projects, including renovating the Pooch Park, installing lighting at College Park and securing over a half-million dollars in grants for the ongoing Urban Forest Management Plan.

But what he’ll miss most about the job are the people who worked with him. He commended the community service department staff for their dedication, time and effort.

“It was a really tough decision, we really felt connected to this community,” he said. “It’s been a pleasure to be here for the past two years.”

—Matthew Bramlett

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