Prior to becoming a member of the Leadership Burbank facilitation team, Ms. Alvord completed a career with the City of Burbank that spanned 38 years.
Ms. Alvord retired as the City Manager of the City of Burbank in February 2009. Prior to being appointed City Manager in 2003, she served as Assistant City Manager from 2000-2003, Park and Recreation Director from 1991-2000 and held numerous other positions within the Park and Recreation Department.
Ms. Alvord received her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from California State University, Northridge and has also earned an Elementary School Teaching Credential. In 2008, she successfully completed her Master of Arts Degree in Organizational Leadership from Woodbury University.
Frequently recognized for her public service and her commitment to the Burbank community, Ms. Alvord has been awarded the Boys and Girls Club Golden Achievement Award, was named Woman of the Year by Senator Jack Scott, received the Burbank Temporary Aid Center’s Top Award for Citizenship,and was honored by Woodbury University with the Movers and Shapers Award. Most recently, she was honored by the Zonta Club as their Woman of the Year and by the Family Service Agency with their Woman of Vision Award.
Ms. Alvord served as the City of Burbank’s Centennial Community Committee Chairperson in 2010 and 2011 and assisted with the planning of various Centennial events including the “Party of the Century”. She is currently a Board Member for the Family Service Agency of Burbank.
Ms. Alvord is a lifelong resident of the City of Burbank. Her daughter Jenny, son-in-law Brady and three grandchildren, Lauren, Colin and Owen also live in Burbank.
Ms. Georgino serves as a facilitator and instructor for Leadership Burbank as well as for leadership academies for the cities of Glendale, Pasadena and Burbank.
Sue Georgino has over 35 years of leadership experience in local government and community action. Over the course of her local government career, she has held progressively higher ranking positions in two premier municipal organizations. Prior to her retirement in June of 2009, Ms. Georgino directed the efforts of the City of Burbank’s Community Development Department. Ms. Georgino successfully directed development efforts working with major developers and corporations such as Warner Brothers, The Walt Disney Company, and NBC Universal. As the Community Development Director of the City of Burbank, Ms. Georgino was integrally involved in all facets of the City of Burbank/Bob Hope Airport land use and community impact decisions. Ms. Georgino worked directly with homeowners and small businesses as well as many of the city’s non-profit institutions such as: Burbank Temporary Aid, Burbank Family Service Agency, and the Burbank Housing Corporation.
Prior to Ms. Georgino’s work as Community Development Director for the City of Burbank; she led the redevelopment efforts of the City of Brea. During her tenure in this North Orange County community, she was instrumental in the redevelopment of the award winning Downtown Brea Project. The Downtown Brea Master Plan that included an over 40 acre redevelopment effort began with a community driven visioning process known as Brea by Design: a Community Charette. The entire Downtown revitalization was completed in roughly ten (10) years and included a nationally recognized horizontal and vertical mixed use project.
Ms. Georgino’s educational background includes an undergraduate degree in Sociology, a Master’s of Political Science in Public Administration from CSULA, and an additional Master’s in Religious Studies, from Mount Saint Mary’s University. Ms. Georgino is a former Commissioner and a Past President of the Burbank, Glendale, and Pasadena Airport Authority. Sue’s current and past community board service is extensive. She serves on the Board of Directors for Burbank Business Partners. She also serves on the San Fernando Valley Providence Health and Services Community Ministry Board; where she Chairs the Clinical Services Committee. She also serves as a Trustee for the Board of Mount Saint Mary’s University, where she chairs the Facilities and Technology Committee and serves on the Executive Committee.
Her work has been recognized with numerous personal and public honors including: the San Fernando Valley Business Journal Women in Business Personal Achievement Award, Burbank Temporary Aid’s Burbank Top Award for Citizenship, Burbank Family Service Agency: Woman of Vision Award. Ms. Georgino’s work, with the Community Development Department of the City of Burbank received one of California’s highest community awards: the 2009 The Helen Putnam Award for Excellence. The City of Burbank was recognized for Connect with Your Community, a program initiated by Ms. Georgino and aimed at helping to build community connections and sustainable empowerment in the more socially and economically at risk neighborhoods of the city. In 2011, Ms. Georgino was recognized by the California Redevelopment Agency receiving the premier honor in her field: the California Redevelopment Agency Lifetime Achievement Award.