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Administration

Overview

The City is governed by five city council members who are elected at large to four-year terms. Elections are held every two years (in odd numbered years) to fill alternately two and three seats. The City Council then elects one member to serve as the Mayor for a one-year term and another as the Mayor Pro Tem.

City Council meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 7:30 PM in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 125 E. College Street, Covina. City Council meetings are also broadcast on local cable television on Spectrum channel 29 and Frontier channel 42. Learn more about the Covina City Council.

The City Council hires a City Manager to oversee the day-to-day operations of the City and carry out the policies set by the City Council. Learn more about Covina’s City Manager, Chris Marcarello.

City Council

The City is governed by five city council members who are elected at large to four-year terms. Elections are held every two years (in odd numbered years) to fill alternately two and three seats. The City Council then elects one member to serve as the Mayor for a one-year term and another as the Mayor Pro Tem.

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City Clerk

The Elected City Clerk attends City Council Meetings and participates in ceremonial functions. The City Clerk’s Office is the custodian of the official Seal of the City of Covina and serves as a neutral liaison between residents and government by ensuring transparent processes with professionalism, integrity, and accountability.

City Manager

The City Council hires a City Manager to oversee the day-to-day operations of the City and carry out the policies set by the City Council.

City Attorney

The office of the City Attorney, serves as legal counsel to the City of Covina.

The City Attorney cannot provide legal advice to the public in civil, criminal, or family law matters.

Correspondence to the City Attorney should be mailed to:

City of Covina, City Clerk’s Office
125 E. College Street
Covina, California, 91723-2199

Or you may leave a phone message at (626) 384-5430 during regular business hours.

City Clerk

Andrew Aleman - Elected City Clerk

The Elected City Clerk attends City Council Meetings and participates in ceremonial functions. Andrew Aleman is the current Elected City Clerk, with a term expiring in March 2026.

City Clerk’s Office

Day-to-day operations of the City Clerk’s Office are directed by the Chief Deputy City Clerk/Records Management Director. The City Clerk’s Office is the custodian of the official Seal of the City of Covina and serves as a neutral liaison between residents and government by ensuring transparent processes with professionalism, integrity, and accountability.


Services Provided
The City Clerk’s Office/Records Management Department:

  • Conducts fair and impartial regular and special municipal elections
  • Manages City Council/Agency/Authority agendas and documents, and produces meeting minutes
  • Maintains the Covina Municipal Code
  • Records, preserves, and manages public records, and provides for public access
  • Accepts claims and service of other legal documents
  • Coordinates recruitment applications for voluntary service to advisory boards and commissions
  • Serves as compliance officer for conflict of interest statements, campaign disclosure filing, and ethics training.
City Clerk’s Office

Day-to-day operations of the City Clerk’s Office are directed by the Chief Deputy City Clerk/Records Management Director. The City Clerk’s Office is the custodian of the official Seal of the City of Covina and serves as a neutral liaison between residents and government by ensuring transparent processes with professionalism, integrity, and accountability.


Services Provided
The City Clerk’s Office/Records Management Department:

  • Conducts fair and impartial regular and special municipal elections
  • Manages City Council/Agency/Authority agendas and documents, and produces meeting minutes
  • Maintains the Covina Municipal Code
  • Records, preserves, and manages public records, and provides for public access
  • Accepts claims and service of other legal documents
  • Coordinates recruitment applications for voluntary service to advisory boards and commissions
  • Serves as compliance officer for conflict of interest statements, campaign disclosure filing, and ethics training.

Covina City Council

he City is governed by five city council members who are elected by district to four-year terms. Elections are consolidated with the Los Angeles County Statewide Primary Elections (in even numbered years) to fill alternately two and three seats. The City Council then elects one member to serve as the Mayor for a one-year term and another as the Mayor Pro Tem. To locate which district you are in please click here.
City Council meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 7:30 PM in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 125 E. College St. City Council meetings are also broadcast on local cable television on Spectrum channel 29 and Frontier channel 42.

Mayor
Walter Allen, III

To contact Mayor Walter Allen III, please email or call (626) 384-5410 to leave a message.

Mayor Pro Tem
John King

To contact Mayor Pro Tem John C. King, please email or call (626) 384-5410 to leave a message.

Council Member
Patricia Cortez

To contact Council Member, please email or call (626) 384-5410 to leave a message.

Council Member
Hector Delgado

To contact Council Member Hector Delgado, please email or Call (626) 384-5410 to leave a message.

Council Member
Victor Linares

To contact Council Member Victor Linares, please email or call (626) 384-5410 to leave a message.

City Manager

Chris Marcarello

To contact the City Manager, please email cmarcarello@covinaca.gov  or call (626) 384-5410.

The City Council appoints a full-time, professional City Manager who acts as the Chief Administrative Officer for City operations and municipal services, implementing City Council Policy.

The City Manager also functions as the Executive Director of the Successor Agency to the Covina Redevelopment Agency. The City Manager oversees all departments of the City and advises the City Council on matters affecting the City.

Covina’s City Manager is Chris Marcarello.

To contact the City Manager, please email cmarcarello@covinaca.gov  or call (626) 384-5410.

City Treasurer

Neil Polzin

Neil Polzin is the current Elected City Treasurer, with a term expiring in June 2026.

Public Information

The City Manager serves as the Public Information Officer in the City of Covina. However, contract services provide coordination of the following tools available to the public for information and education about the community.

  • City of Covina web site – www.covinaca.gov
  • Covina Today magazine, mailed to all addresses in the three Covina zip codes and posted on the web site
  • Two Government Access cable channels, Spectrum channel 29 (broadcasting Tuesdays and Thursdays only) and Frontier channel 42, serving portions of Covina seven days a week.
  • Community meetings events and educational programs.

Requests for official public records, should be directed to the City Clerk’s office.

To contact the Office of Public Information, click here or call (626) 384-5401