Murrieta: Kim Summers Takes Over the City’s Top Job

She Succeeds Rick Dudley, Who Retired in June

Kim Summers, has taken over the top job in the City of Murrieta as of the first of July. She succeeds Rick Dudley, who retired after serving almost 10 years on the job as manager of the city. She has a masters degree in public administration from Cal State Long Beach.

Many cities conduct national searches for city manager candidates but Murrieta went with an internal candidate,The Murrieta City Council unanimously voted to appoint Summers to the post. The 52-year-old Downey native and former high-ranking Hesperia official has been serving as the assistant city manager in Murrieta since 2014,

Rick Dudley was Murrieta city manager for the last 10 years. He has the distinction of holding the job for longer than any other person to serve the City.

His legacy includes the completion of a number of major infrastructure projects. They include the California Oaks Road-Interstate 15 interchange, the Clinton Keith Road-Interstate 215 interchange and the Los Alamos Road overpass and others.