Chief of Staff
Meet Shawna Stevens
Shawna is a proud native and resident of Long Beach. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and her Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) from California State University, Long Beach. Previous to joining the District 9 team as Chief of Staff in 2014, Shawna worked for the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services for 10 years, overseeing chronic disease prevention programming and placed-based initiatives.
As Chief of Staff, Shawna plans and directs the administrative and operational aspects of the District 9 office and staff, coordinates the execution of programs and strategic initiatives, and works to ensure D9 activities align with Council member Richardson’s priorities.
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