Mountain View on the Move
- Published on Wednesday, 15 January 2014 00:02
- Written by Los Altos Town Crier Staff
Calling all teens for Open Mic Night
The city of Mountain View Recreation Division and the Youth Advisory Committee invite local teens to perform at the next Teen Open Mic Night, scheduled 7-9:30 p.m. Friday at Red Rock Coffee, 201 Castro St., Mountain View.
Admission is free and open to the public.
Mountain View hires CIO
The city of Mountain View in November appointed Roger Jensen the city’s first chief information officer/information technology director.
City officials selected Jensen from a pool of more than 130 applicants. He has more than 25 years of experience in the technology field, most recently as senior vice president for technical operations at AlphaDetail Inc. in San Mateo for seven years. Jensen will report to City Manager Dan Rich and earn an annual salary of $173,000.
“As the home to some of the world’s leading technology companies, Mountain View has a very tech-savvy constituency,” Rich said. “I felt it was time to take our city’s technology services to the next level with focused, senior leadership of this critical function.”
According to Rich, Jensen has the “perfect combination” of technical and interpersonal skills to lead the IT department.
“His collaborative style, management skills and understanding of Silicon Valley will allow us to enhance our internal operations and technology services to the public in a cost-effective manner,” Rich said.
Jensen, a Mountain View resident, earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota and an executive master’s degree in business administration from Santa Clara University.
Jensen will head the city’s IT department, overseeing planning and maintaining and managing the city’s information systems and communication networks.
“I am very excited for this opportunity to join my city’s management team,” he said.