Ron Bow was appointed city manager by the Monterey Park City Council at it's August 2 meeting.
He had been serving as interim city manager since November when he replaced Paul Talbot.
Bow previously served as public works directer. His salary as city manager will be $218,000 annually. The council voted unanimously to appoint Bow to the top position in the city.
He will be in charge of a full-service city that includes police, fire, public works, recreation and water departments.