Lon Peterson

Lon PetersonLon Peterson is the Communications Manager for the City of Palo Alto – a media spokesperson and key management position working in the City Manager’s Office with an emphasis on content development, social communication and engagement, public relations and advertising to brand the City of Palo Alto as a responsive, transparent and innovative leader in government.

Prior to joining the City of Palo Alto, Lon spent over a decade in the City Manager’s Office in multiple communication roles directing award-winning digital and creative communication services for the City of Roseville, Calif. Under Lon’s leadership, the City of Roseville ranked in the top three (1st in 2011, 3rd in 2013 and 2nd in 2014), by the Center for Digital Government for being an engaged and technologically progressive, transparent, connected and innovative city in its size.

Lon holds a Bachelor of Science, Information Management at University of San Francisco and Associates of Science in Graphic Communication at Sacramento City College, where he successfully instructed design courses for the Graphic Communication Department.