Meet the Management Team
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Mark F. Weinberg - City Manager
Mark F. Weinberg began his public service career in 1973 and joined the City of Inglewood in 1976. He served as the Executive Director of the regional Centinela Valley Juvenile Diversion Project under the auspices of the Inglewood Police Department before becoming the Department’s first Civilian Administrative Services Bureau Commander. In 1996, Mr. Weinberg moved over to City Hall and served as Deputy and Assistant City Manager before being appointed as Inglewood City Manager in 2003. Mr. Weinberg retired in 2006 and subsequently served as City Manager for Medina, Washington and San Bernardino, California. San Bernardino Mayor Pat Morris introduced Mr. Weinberg as the “Red Adair of Municipal Budget Fires” and credited him with eliminating most of that City’s $39 million operating deficit.
In 2010, Mr. Weinberg returned to Inglewood as Interim City Manager. His arrival followed a Mayor’s resignation and the City Manager’s termination, and he was greeted by a departing Finance Director who warned the City that it would not be able to make payroll within a matter of weeks.
Mr. Weinberg served as the architect of a seven-point plan to rescue Inglewood from imminent bankruptcy in 2010. He served under Mayor James T. Butts, Jr. during the Mayor’s first several months in office to help launch the City’s recovery and remarkable comeback. He has provided municipal management consulting services in Southern California during the last decade, including work for Inglewood on the Forum, SoFi Stadium, and the Hollywood Park Projects. More recently, Mr. Weinberg served as the City’s Assistant City Manager/Chief Financial Officer in 2022, and is currently playing an instrumental role in the City on special projects, such as the Inglewood Transit Connector and planning for the LA28 Olympic Games. On January 1, 2024, Mr. Weinberg was appointed as Inglewood City Manager.
Mr. Weinberg is well known throughout City Hall and the community and is both liked and respected by residents and staff alike. Mayor James T. Butts, Jr. described Mr. Weinberg as, “The perfect municipal executive to help guide the City during the current period of transition.”
Louis A. Atwell - Assistant City Manager
Mr. Atwell is a Professional Civil Engineer and has nearly 24 years of municipal services and 10 years of professional consulting firm experience. Mr. Atwell joined the City of Inglewood as the Public Works Director in 2012 and was promoted to Assistant City Manager in 2019. Since promoting, Mr. Atwell has served as both the Public Works Director and Assistant City Manager in charge of City Operations.
Prior to joining the City, Mr. Atwell was with the Cities of Downey and Los Angeles, as well as the Las Vegas Valley Water District. In previous years, Mr. Atwell served as a Vice President in a "top 500" Civil Engineering Firm where he was in charge of the firm’s West Region Water Infrastructure Division. Mr. Atwell is a native of California.
Jose O. Cortes - Assistant City Manager
Jose O. Cortes has been with the City of Inglewood since June of 2002. In his 21 ½ years of service for the City, he has held various positions in Finance and Human Resources which include Accountant, Senior Accountant, Senior Human Resources Analyst, Accounting Manager, Human Resources Manager, Human Resources Director and on November 7, 2023 was appointed to his current position of Assistant City Manager, where he will oversee the Finance, Human Resources and IT departments. Prior to joining the City of Inglewood, Mr. Cortes spent over 14 years in the private sector working in various management/director-level positions for a major international airline.
As the City’s Chief Labor Negotiator, he has negotiated numerous labor agreements for the City that have helped create a more harmonious and beneficial working relationship between the City and its employees. He was very instrumental in helping the City recover from the financial difficulties of the mid 2000’s. His vast experience and dedication to public service makes him a perfect fit for his new position. He will play a pivotal role in improving the service the community receives from the City.
Mr. Cortes received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA), both, from Woodbury University. In July of 2014, he received his California Public Employers Labor Relations Association (CALPELRA) Labor Relations Academy Master Certificate (CLRM). He is also a member of the Southern California Public Labor Relations Council and Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA).