David Ashman

Professional Experience

Manager, Office of Special Events and Filming

City Manager’s Office
City of Long Beach
2002 to present

Manage the all-citywide special events for the City of Long Beach.  Permit and supervise all film, television and commercial production in the City of Long Beach.    Oversee the operations and public safety support of these activities.  Permit these activities as well as manage compliance with all laws and regulations. 

Manager, Maintenance Operations Bureau
Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine
City of Long Beach
1997 to 2002

Manage the facility maintenance programs for Parks, Marinas and Beaches for our park system. 

Ashman and Associates
1995 to 1997

Assist in the design and planning of athletic facilities for colleges and professional sports teams.   Assist with operational audits of existing facilities to improve operations and maintenance programs.

Facilities Manager
1981 to 1995

Oversee the operations and facility maintenance for Athletic Department and ASUCLA venues.

Honors and Activities

Association of Film Commissioners - Film Commissioner
Film Liaisons in California
Special Events Management Training Center For Police Organizations Studies

Board Member,

  • Pacific Southwest Maintenance Management School 1999 to 2002

Leadership Long Beach,

  • Executive Class of 2002

  • Executive Class Chair 2003 & 2004

  • Tourism and Special Events Class Chair 2004, 05, 06, and 07

California Parks and Recreation Society

  • Local Host Committee – Operations Chair 2008 and 2012

  • Pacific Southwest Maintenance Management School 1999 to 2002

Regent Emeritus,

  • CPRS Pacific Southwest Maintenance Management School 2004

Community Service

Community Recreation and Parks Commissioner, City of Cypress

  • Recreation and Community Services Commission, 2003 to 2011

University of Redlands

  • Athletic Booster Club, 2010 to Present

Cypress High School

  • Centurion Football Booster Club, 2006 to 2010     

  • Centurion for Life