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Newport Beach Police Department California - City Names Longtime Employees Hartson Levin to Leadership Team 25 May 2022 ( news )
Newport Beach Police Department , state California ( By Press Release office)
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Two longtime City employees , Melissa Hartson and Sean Levin , have been named as the new directors of Library Services and Recreation & Senior Services , respectively , City Manager Grace Leung announced .
Hartson and Levin succeed Library Services Director Tim Hetherton and RSS Director Laura Detweiler , who recently retired .
Hartson brings more than 26 years of experience with the Newport Beach Public Library . She began as a library page and has held multiple positions in the department during her long tenure .
Hartson’s “extensive knowledge and experience will be a tremendous asset in her new role as she guides the department into the future , ” Leung said .
Levin has 25 years of experience providing recreational services for cities , including the last 20 years with the City of Newport Beach . He began working for the City as Recreation Manager before being promoted to Recreation Superintendent , and served for the past 8 years as Deputy Director . He served a short stint as interim director since Detweiler’s retirement last month .
Leung cited Levin’s “strong customer service focus , solutions - oriented approach and positive energy , ” as key reason he earned the top job .
Both appointments became effective in mid - May .
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