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David was recently hired to help form the Budget and Performance Management Bureau for the City of Long Beach. Long Beach is suffering from the economy, and David had the full support of LB City Manager Pat West...
As Bureau Manager, he oversaw both the Budget Office and the Performance Management Office, and was responsible for the development and implementation of the City's $2.3 billion annual operating budget as well as the integration of the City's commitment to performance management, known as Focus On Results (FOR) Long Beach.
From 2003 - 2007, David served as the City's Budget Management Officer, assisting in the development and implementation of the Financial Strategic Plan that eliminated the $102 million structural deficit in the General Fund.
Prior to joining the City team as a Management Assistant in 2002, Mr. Wodynski served in a variety of municipal management and international development positions. Mr. Wodynski began his career with the Peace Corps, serving as a Volunteer in Tunisia from 1992 - 1994. Upon his return to the United States, Mr. Wodynski joined the International City/County Management Association's (ICMA) International Municipal Programs team, where he managed several municipal development programs in Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovakia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan from 1995 - 2000. In 2002, following completion of his graduate studies, Mr. Wodynski served as a Public Finance Advisor with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), providing budgeting and finance technical assistance to cantons and municipalities in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Mr. Wodynski was a proud graduate of Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government where he received his Master's Degree in Public Administration in 2001. He received a Bachelor's Degree in History from the University of San Diego in 1992.
Funeral services are pending. If you have a kind memory of David, please feel free to post them here on my comment section or send me a note to RREconomy@aol.com. Again, my heart goes out to his family and many friends and the Long Beach "City Family."