René Bobadilla, P.E., was appointed as Pico Rivera’s City Manager by the City Council in June 2014. Immediately prior to joining Pico Rivera, Mr. Bobadilla served as the City Manager of Huntington Park from September 2012 to June 2014. He began his public sector career in 2008 as the Public Works Maintenance Superintendent for the City of El Monte and was promoted to Deputy City Manager for Community Development in April 2009, then as the Interim City Manager and finally as City Manager from January 2010 to September 2012.
Prior to the City of El Monte, Mr. Bobadilla worked for the County of Los Angeles as a Civil Engineer for over a decade. He also worked in the capacity of a Staff Engineer for the San Gabriel County Water District as well as a private engineering firm.
René was born and raised in the City of El Monte and received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Cal Poly Pomona and received his professional engineering license in 2000.