P. Lamont Ewell

City Manager

Mr. P. Lamont Ewell, has over 35 years of experience in the public sector and possesses a unique blend of expertise. He has recently joined the firm of Ralph Andersen & Associates to focus on key executive level positions for local government. His practice will be focused primarily in California although the expanse of his recruitment network will be national in scope. Highly regarded for his expertise in restructuring operational delivery systems, strengthening communities’ economic base, and stabilizing city finances, he successfully managed the cities of Santa Monica and San Diego, California; and Durham, North Carolina. Additionally, he is a former Fire Chief for a large urban city, and past President of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC). On three separate occasions, Mr. Ewell has been called upon to serve as Interim City Manager for the California cities of Culver City, Oakland, and Compton. He succeeded in assisting each of these cities in navigating through challenging financial times.