Miranda Lutzow

Experience

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FOUNDING PRINCIPAL / CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER

As a digital native with experience engaging the public in meaningful conversations, I created CIVICSavvy to offer social media management solutions geared towards the unique needs of local government agencies and officials.  I work to build strong, positive relationships through social media microinteractions on behalf of my clients.

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ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DIRECTOR

Reporting to the city manager, serve as department head and a member of the City’s executive team. Direct, manage and oversee 4 direct reports performing operations in city clerk functions, utility billing, purchasing, planning, human resources, risk management, parks and recreation, information technology and code enforcement. Prepare and manage department budget of $668,000. Serve as City’s lead labor negotiator.

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MANAGEMENT ANALYST

Reporting to the city manager, served as division head of human resources and member of the City’s executive team. Served as a resource to managers and department heads, interpreting policy and providing leadership and guidance regarding city manager’s priorities, strategic planning, initiatives and projects.  Completed special projects, as directed by the city manager.

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ASSISTANT CITY CLERK

Reporting to the city manager, served as division head of the city clerk’s office. Prepared and managed division budget of $660,000. Supervised 3 direct reports and provided oversight of 7 board and commission staff liaisons. Assisted in the preparation of the annual budget and other special projects, as directed by the city manager.

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ASSISTANT TO PRESIDENT

Reporting to university president, worked in a collegial manner with vice presidents and senior managers to clearly and precisely convey the president’s goals and directives. Managed day-to-day operations of President’s Office. Planned, managed and assisted in the coordination of dozens of campus events including guest speakers, awards ceremonies, dinners, visits from international dignitaries, and the university’s annual commencement ceremonies.

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ADMINISTRATION INTERN

Provided support to city manager, assistant city manager, city clerk and city council members. Coordinated recruitment efforts, provided new-hire orientation, and upheld confidentiality in dealing with critical and sensitive information.  Consolidated information for city council agenda package and posted notices to comply with the Ralph M. Brown Act. 

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ACCOUNTS PAYABLE CLERK / ACCOUNTING COORDINATOR

Quickly promoted from accounting support position. Responsible for processing of accounts payable invoices, check requisitions, corporate credit cards and expense reports.  Investigated and reconciled outstanding and overdue vendor accounts. Proactively maintained internal and external relationships.

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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT / RECEPTIONIST

Promoted from receptionist to administrative assistant position. Responsible for typing and proofreading all correspondence for accuracy and completeness, creating reports, and invoicing clients. Performed various title and reference plan searches at local land registry offices. Drafted Surveyor’s Real Property Reports using AutoCAD software.