Monrovia official Chon Cervantes retires

Monrovia official Chon Cervantes retires

Chon Cervantes, Monrovia’s building official will retire on Feb. 2, after 30 years on the job.

After 30 years on the job, Chon Cervantes, Monrovia’s building official, has announced his retirement. Cervantes’ last day of work will be Feb. 2.

A retirement reception will be held at 9 a.m. in the city’s EOC, officials said.

“We are looking forward to celebrating this momentous occasion with everyone in a few weeks,” Monrovia City Manager Oliver Chi announced in his weekly newsletter.

Chon will be replaced by Evan Knuckles, the city’s senior combination inspector.

“The city has been engaged in an extensive deliberation and assessment to determine how best to fill the role of building official moving forward,” Chi wrote. “During the assessment period, Evan demonstrated that he is someone who will model our values of serving with humility, hunger, loyalty, and smarts, and also illustrated his commitment to serving the people in Monrovia to be premier.”

Knuckles will assume his new role in a few weeks, Chi said.

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