Mahdi Aluzri
Senior Advisor

Mahdi Aluzri


MBA, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA (2005); Structural Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (1982); Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (1980)

  • Licensed Professional Engineer, California
  • AICP Certification

About Mahdi

Mahdi Aluzri has 35 years of direct public service experience, most recently as City Manager for Beverly Hills, California. After retiring and prior to joining Raftelis, he joined Baker Tilly (formerly Management Partners) as a Special Advisor consulting for a variety of municipal projects in California and throughout the country. Projects included executive coaching, development process evaluation, transportation agencies assessment and other municipal agencies process assessment engagements.

Mahdi served as City Manager in Beverly Hills for four years and prior to that was the Assistant City Manager for close to six years, capping an almost 30-year career in the City. As City Manager, he was responsible for developing policies to present to the City Council, developing the annual budget of over $450 million, and overseeing nine City operating departments with over 1,000 employees. Mahdi also served for two years as Deputy City Manager for the City of Rancho Cucamonga, California, where he was in charge of Community Development functions which include public works, engineering, utilities, planning, building and safety and code enforcement.

As a public service professional, Mahdi has a proven record of effective leadership with a strategic approach to problem solving and strong management expertise and a consensus building approach. He has extensive project management and development skills focusing on outcome and results. Mahdi has a strong work ethic with exceptional customer service orientation.

Mahdi earned a master’s degree in Business Administration from Loyola Marymount University and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from the University of Southern California. He is a licensed professional engineer in the State of California and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). He is also a long-standing member of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), and served on many policy committees for the League of California Cities (LCC).

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