Miranda Lutzow currently serves as Administrative Services Director for the City of Waterford, California where she brings best practices and strategic approaches to the human resources, city clerk, information technology and utility billing functions. Miranda’s 17 years of broad private and public sector experience includes oversight of the election redistricting process, facilitating the development of a 16.9 acre parcel recreational use master plan, and implementing innovative performance evaluation and learning management systems.
Miranda’s progressively responsible work experience drives her passion for developing leaders and building organizational capacity. Throughout her career in local government, Miranda has been active in, and held leadership roles with organizations that support professional development and growth, including Municipal Management Association of Northern California (MMANC) and International City/County Management Association (ICMA). She was a founding member of the Merced Satellite Rotary Club for young professionals and serves as a member of many other professional, civic and non-profit entities including the League of California Cities (LCC) Personnel and Employee Relations Department and Women Leading Government (WLG).
Having conducted numerous workshops and presentations, Miranda has spoken in front of audiences as large as 2500+ people. She is the 2017 recipient of the WLG/MMANC Rising Star Award, 2014 recipient of the California City Management Foundation (CCMF) Wes McClure Scholarship, and was named student speaker at the 2015 Stanislaus State graduate commencement ceremony.
Miranda earned her honors Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree with a double major in Political Science and Criminal Justice & Public Policy from University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from California State University, Stanislaus.
Outside of work Miranda enjoys graphic design, watching live music, and working on her blog.