With the retirement of Irvine City Manager John Russo, the city has appointed Assistant City Manager Marianna Marysheva as Interim City Manager.

Marysheva was introduced as Interim City Manager during the Sept. 8 City Council meeting. Marysheva has worked as Irvine’s Assistant City Manager since 2018. The term is set for one year, and will start on Sept. 9.

“As Assistant City Manager, Marianna Marysheva has proven to be an excellent leader,” Mayor Christina Shea said. “She has skillfully managed our multi-faceted response to the COVID-19 pandemic and addressed the $16 million budget deficit and revenue shortfalls we are facing due to this global health crisis. She is adept at finding long-term solutions in the face of competing priorities and I am confident she will be able to successfully steer the city through this crisis.”

Marysheva, will replace Irvine City Manager Russo who retired after more than two decades of public service.