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Subject :Kenneth Campos Selected as Inglewood City Attorney and Jose Cortes Selected as Human Resources Director
Contact :Mayor James T. Butts, Jr.    (310) 412-5301

Inglewood, CA (October 17, 2014) - The City of Inglewood announces that Acting City Attorney Kenneth Campos has been selected by the City Council to be the permanent City Attorney, and Jose Cortes, Assistant Human Resources Manager, has been selected by the City Council to be the permanent Human Resources Director.  After the City conducted a multi-month nationwide recruitment process for both vacancies in an effort to attract top candidates, the Mayor and Council Members took action on Wednesday, October 15th to fill the Human Resources Director vacancy and Thursday, October 16th to fill the City Attorney vacancy.

Kenneth Campos joined the City of Inglewood in August of 1992.  During his 22 years with the City, he has held various positions in the Office of the City Attorney, including Deputy City Attorney, Senior Deputy City Attorney, Assistant City Attorney, Senior Assistant City Attorney, and most recently Chief Assistant City Attorney where he was the City's principal legal advisor and counsel for the Inglewood Police Department, Human Resources Department, and the Finance Department.  He was also the primary supervisor to the Office's Criminal Prosecutor Unit.  Mr. Campos received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from California State University at Long Beach and his law degree (JD) from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.  Mr. Campos was admitted to the California State Bar in 1989.

Jose Cortes joined the City of Inglewood in August of 2002.  During his 12 years with the City, he has held various positions in Finance and Human Resources including Senior Human Resources Analyst, Accounting Manager, and Assistant Human Resources Manager.  Prior to coming to the City, Mr. Cortes spent more than 8 years in the private sector working in various management/director-level human resources positions.  Mr. Cortes received his Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and a Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA) both from Woodbury University.  In July of 2014, he received his California Public Employers Labor Relations Association (CALPELRA) Labor Relations Academy Master Certificate (CLRM). He is also a member of the Southern California Public Labor Relations Council.

When asked about the appointments, Mayor James T. Butts, Jr., said, "Filling the City Attorney and Human Resources Director vacancies was critical.  Promoting these two exceptional gentlemen is the next logical step in the evolution of our City and right in line with the Council's goal of building a world-class leadership team comprised of highly talented individuals who are dedicated to the continued growth and prosperity of our great City."

City Manager Artie Fields commented, "I've worked closely with both Mr. Campos and Mr. Cortes since joining the City in 2011, and I am more than confident they both will perform admirably in their new positions.  I congratulate them both!"