Melissa Hartson, on left, and Sean Levin, on right, were recently appointed as Newport Beach’s new directors of Library Services and Recreation and Seniors Services, respectively. (City of Newport Beach)NEWPORT BEACH, CA — Newport Beach officials announced Monday it promoted two longtime employees who have worked for the city for more than 20 years to leadership roles. Melissa Hartson and Sean Levin are the city’s new directors of Library Services and Recreation and Seniors Services, respectively. The two began their new roles in mid-May. Hartson has worked for the Newport Beach Public Library for more than 26 years and started as a library page, according to city spokesman John Pope. She takes over for Tim Hetherton, who recently retired. Find out what’s happening in Newport Beach-Corona Del Marwith free, real-time updates from Patch.Let’s go!City Manager Grace Leung said in a statement Harton’s “extensive knowledge and experience” make her a “tremendous asset” for Library Services. Levin takes over Newport Beach’s Recreation and Senior Services from Laura Detweiler. Pope said Levin has 25 years of experience “providing recreational services for cities,” with 20 years spent with Newport Beach. Find out what’s happening in Newport Beach-Corona Del Marwith free, real-time updates from Patch.Let’s go!Leung praised Levin for his positive energy, “strong customer service focus” and “solutions-oriented approach.”Get more local news delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up for free Patch newsletters and alerts.Thank (1)Reply Share
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