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Katie Lichtig is first woman in top spot

From left, City Attorney Christine Dietrick and City Manager Katie Lichtig at a San Luis Obispo City Council meeting Jan. 19, 2010.
From left, City Attorney Christine Dietrick and City Manager Katie Lichtig at a San Luis Obispo City Council meeting Jan. 19, 2010. The Tribune

City Manager Katie Lichtig, right, took the oath of office at her first San Luis Obispo City Council meeting Tuesday night as the top administrator.

Lichtig came to San Luis Obispo after serving in the No. 2 administrative post in the city of Beverly Hills. She replaced Ken Hampian, who retired after 10 years as city manager and 20 years with the city. Seated to her right is new City Attorney Christine Dietrick.

While Lichtig is the first woman to hold the city manager position, she joins a list of female administrators at City Hall that includes Police Chief Deborah Linden, Utilities Manager Carrie Mattingly, Human Resources Director Monica Irons, Parks and Recreation Director Betsy Kiser and Assistant City Manager Shelly Stanwyck.

— Sally Connell

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