Burbank Unified School Board President Debbie Kukta will be the city's next treasurer, while longtime Burbank resident and Glendale Community Relations Coordinator Zizette Mullins was named Burbank city clerk Thursday.
Kukta and Mullins were both unanimously named to the interim positions during a special City Council meeting, necessitated by the retirements of City Clerk Margarita Campos and Treasurer Donna Anderson. Campos and Anderson, both of whom hold elected offices, announced their retirements with about a year left in their terms.
Citing the cost of holding a special election to fill their posts, the council opted to make the interim appointments.
Mullins, a member of the Burbank Civil Service Commission, has worked for the city of Glendale since 1987, and has lived in Burbank for 30 years.
Her decision to apply for the position has to do with her deep Burbank roots, she said.
“It has to do with being a Burbank resident for 30 years, my kids grew up in Burbank, I opened a business in Burbank, and have been on the Civil Service board two years,” Mullins said Friday morning. “I never wanted to move out of Burbank. It is the city I chose early on in life. My career took me to Glendale and when this opportunity came up, this is exactly what I wanted to do.”