Kristan Lundquist Is New Library & Community Services Director

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News Date: 
May 8, 2019
Portrait of Kristan Lundquist

City Manager Ray Corpuz today announced the appointment of Kristan Lundquist as the new Library and Community Services Director for the City of Salinas.

She begins in the new position immediately, having been serving as the Interim Director following the December departure of former Director Cary Ann Siegfried.

A Salinas native, Ms. Lundquist has served the City since 1995, when she started as a Recreation Leader. She also worked in the Human Resources Department as the Risk and Benefits Analyst.

From 2006 to 2016, she was the Community Services Manager, with responsibilities that included after-school and youth sports, recreation centers, community classes, collaborating with libraries, and working with the Community Alliance for Safety and Peace to reduce youth violence.

In 2016, she was promoted to Recreation and Community Services Superintendent within the merged Library and Community Services Department. In that role she has been a leader in the City's Governing for Racial Equity program, which seeks to ensure that City policies and services are accessible and fair for all.

"Kristan is liked and respected by her co-workers here at the City and by residents all over Salinas," said City Manager Corpuz. "I'm delighted that we have someone with her qualities and experience for this position, which is so important both day by day and in building our future."

"I am happy and excited to take on this new role in service Salinas," said Lundquist. "This is my home, and I look forward to every day I get to spend working with the community I deeply care about."

Kristan Lundquist graduated from California State University Fresno in 1995 with a Bachelor's degree in Recreation Administration.

As Director of Library and Community Services, she will be paid a salary of $148,956 per year.