City of Rosemead Recognizes Frank’s Service to Community

A Statement from Rosemead City Council on the Loss of Former City Manager Frank G. Tripepi

On behalf of the City of Rosemead, City Council, and City staff, we are saddened to share the passing of Mr. Frank G. Tripepi, former Rosemead City Manager, who passed away on Sunday, June 19th, at the age of 74.

Frank began his long career in local government in 1971.  In 1972, he was hired by the City of Rosemead as the Assistant City Manager.  He was then promoted to City Manager at the age of 25 in 1974 and served a long and successful tenure until his retirement in 2002. 

During his time as Rosemead’s City Manager, Frank worked tirelessly to enhance the quality of life for Rosemead residents and beautify neighborhoods and commercial corridors.  Through his efforts, the Garvey Community Center and Garvey Senior Apartments were built to better serve the community.  To honor him and recognize his great efforts, a multipurpose room was named after him, known as the “FGT” room at the Garvey Community Center.  In addition, Frank secured Southern California Edison to build its headquarter facilities in Rosemead.

Frank was widely respected for his local government expertise and professional contributions to the San Gabriel Valley and greater Southern California.  He also was well known for his mentorship and encouragement of emerging leaders in the field.

The City of Rosemead, City Council, and City staff extend our heartfelt condolences to friends and loved ones of the Tripepi family.  His service and commitment to the community will always have a special place in Rosemead.  He is in our thoughts, and we take this opportunity to express our profound gratitude for his service to the city.

You will be missed, Frank!

Polly Low,

Mayor, City of Rosemead

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