Gloria announces appointment to San Diego City Employees Retirement System Board of Directors
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SAN DIEGO - The woman who develops corporate sponsorships for the city of San Diego was named to the San Diego City Employees Retirement System Board of Directors, Interim Mayor Todd Gloria announced Friday.
Natasha Collura serves as the city's director of strategic partnerships.
The makeup of the board went through some upheaval earlier this year when an appointee of ex-Mayor Bob Filner was unable to vote on whether the city's annual contribution to the system would be lowered as a result of a landmark five-year deal with labor.
The item failed, costing the city's budget millions of dollars in the current fiscal year.
Filner subsequently vetoed his own nominations in order to remove SDCERS Board President Herb Morgan from the panel. Another of Filner's appointees, Mark Ealy, declined to take the position.
Since taking her job two-and-a-half years ago, Collura has negotiated multiyear deals that have provided lifeguards with new Toyota vehicles and improved offerings at vending machines at city offices, among other things.
"Her demonstrated ability to strengthen the financial footing of the city and her understanding of complex business arrangements will benefit the board and all SDCERS members," Gloria said.
The interim mayor said the appointment was effective immediately.
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