Jeff Parker most recently comes from the City of Claremont where he was hired on 2005. He has extensive experience working in city government including the City of Walnut, where he amassed a $20 million reserve during his tenure as City Manager there. Jeff is also no stranger to Orange County as he previously worked as Assistant CM in San Juan Capistrano.
From his bio in the City of Claremont website:
His professional experience includes serving as the city manager of Walnut, where he helped create a general fund reserve of $20 million, developed a facility master plan that resulted in the construction of many key community facilities and created a communication program that enhanced the relationship between the City of Walnut and its community. Prior to that, he served as the city manager of Patterson for 4 years, and also worked as the assistant to the city manager for the City of San Juan Capistrano. His experience also includes working in the public services department for the City of Poway.
Mr. Parker has a Master of Public Administration degree from California State Long Beach, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Parker will have his work cut out for him. Hopefully he has a thick skin and can withstand the tirades of Boss Tweed Amante for a year. We will find out soon enough as he plans to spend time around city hall this month and officially start in December. Does this mean Bill Huston can finally retire?
As we learn more about our new City Manager, we’ll keep you posted. In the meantime, Bill, stay by the phone, just in case.