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Brewer named city attorney of Carlsbad

Celia A. Brewer has been selected to serve as the city of Carlsbad’s new city attorney.

Carlsbad City Council is scheduled to vote on her appointment at its Jan. 8 meeting.

Brewer’s first day will be Jan. 22. Jane Mobaldi will serve as interim city attorney until Brewer’s arrival.

“Celia’s diverse experience and collaborative style will be a great fit for Carlsbad,” said Mayor Matt Hall. “Her legal expertise coupled with strong leadership and communication skills will be invaluable as the city faces future challenges and opportunities.”

Brewer will succeed Ron Ball, who retired Dec. 31 following 26 years of service to the city of Carlsbad.

For the past two and a half years, Brewer served as the interim port attorney and assistant port attorney for the San Diego Unified Port District. Before that, she was the assistant general counsel for the San Diego County Water Authority.

From 1999 to 2005, Brewer was the city attorney for the city of Solana Beach. She's also worked as senior counsel for the law firms of Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch and Foley & Lardner and a partner for the law firm of Brown Diven Hessell & Brewer.

“I consider it an honor to be of service to the city of Carlsbad and to bring innovative legal solutions that will help take an exemplary city like Carlsbad to its next level of service to its community,” she said.

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