As Community Services Superintendent for the City of Santa Clarita , Adele oversees all activities of the Community Services Division. The Division works in cooperation with the community, residents, and government agencies to enhance the quality of life in Santa Clarita. Areas of service include emergency management, the Community Center, cultural affairs, grant writing, administration, WorkSource CA – Adult, Youth Job Skills, and Placement programs, Volunteer/Volunteen programs, and Youth and Parenting programs.
Adele is the Emergency Manager for the City, a position she has held since 1991. She has acted as a liaison to the county, state, and federal emergency agencies in the areas of preparedness, planning, and recovery. In addition, she was responsible for the reimbursement process following the 1992, 1993, 1995, and 1998 winter storms and the 1994 Northridge Earthquake.
She developed and implemented the Santa Clarita Emergency Communication Services, the SECURE program, and has trained all City staff and the community in Standardized Emergency Management Systems (SEMS).
Adele is an adjunct instructor at the California Specialist Training Institute (CSTI), and has responded to disasters in other jurisdictions under the Emergency Managers Mutual Aid agreement (EMMA)
Adele is Past President of the State California Emergency Service Association (CESA) and Past President of CESA, Southern Chapter and serves on the Los Angeles County Operation Area Advisory Committee.