Paul Arevalo

Title: 
City Manager
Organization: 
City of West Hollywood
Bio: 

Paul Arevalo is the City of West Hollywood’s City Manager. As the chief executive of West Hollywood City Hall, Paul provides executive oversight to a talented team of department directors.

Paul has been with the City since 1990. Prior to becoming City Manager, he served as its Director of Finance. In this role, he implemented comprehensive fiscal management policies that have allowed the City to continuously receive top ratings from agencies such as Standard & Poor’s (S&P). In 2013 the City’s implied General Obligation bonds were re-affirmed by S&P at ‘AAA,’ which is the highest possible rating.

Paul is passionate about leading the charge to bring fresh new ideas and creative leadership to the City. At West Hollywood City Hall, he mentors a staff-based interdepartmental working group, WeRWeHo, which explores the development of innovative ideas, employee engagement, and organizational effectiveness. The aim is not just to address interdepartmental concerns; instead, the focus is to find the best solutions available to address the needs of staff in West Hollywood.

Over the years Paul has been appointed to various commissions and task forces and he is currently active in: the Revenue and Tax Committee of the League of California Cities; the California City Manager Foundation; the Alliance for Innovation; and the Rose Bowl Operating Company Board where he is assisting in overseeing the implementation of a major stadium renovation. 

Paul holds an undergraduate degree from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) and has completed the Berkeley Executive Seminar (BES) for City Managers at the University of California, Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy. He has also done graduate work at the School of Public Administration at California State University, Los Angeles. He is an avid runner and is an enthusiastic member of Team Weho, a group of City employees who participate in the AIDS Marathon program for AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA).