2024 TAP Chair

Debra Kurita

Debra Kurita

Ms. Kurita is a retired public administrator with about 40 years of local government management experience. In her most recent assignment, she served as the Interim Community Development Director for the City of Westminster, CA for just over a year.

Her career includes serving as City Manager in Alameda, Assistant City Manager for Santa Ana and San Bernardino, and Assistant Executive Officer for Orange County Local Agency Formation Commission. Debra was also on the team of seasoned professionals who helped the City of Bell recover and rebuild after the administrative and political scandal that scarred that community.

Debra has a BA in Political Science from UC Davis and a master’s in public administration from USC.

Ms. Kurita has served on the Executive Boards of the International City Management Association, Women Leading Government, California City Management Foundation, Municipal Management Assistants of Southern California, and the Center for Demographic Research Management Oversight Committee.