Central Valley

New Deputy City Manager for Stockton


(Stockton, CA) – Stockton’s City Manager has announced the appointment of Kurt Wilson as Deputy City Manager, replacing Mike Locke. Mr. Wilson will join the City of Stockton on September 4, 2012. His Deputy City Manager position oversees the departments of Community and Economic Development, Public Works and Municipal Utilities.

“I believe that we have appointed excellent new department heads who know their fields well,” said City Manager Bob Deis. “I have confidence in them; therefore, I was looking for a generalist manager who demonstrated qualities such as leadership, problem solving, accountability and assisting in “closing the deal.” I feel that Kurt fits that bill.”

Mr. Wilson serves as the city manager of Ridgecrest, California, with previous roles in the cities of San Bernardino and Rialto. In addition, he has extensive private sector experience. He also served in the Schwarzenegger administration as the Chief of external affairs for the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and the Executive Director of the Corrections Standards Authority.

“While recent events have overshadowed Stockton’s successes, the fact remains that Stockton is a strong city with enviable natural resources and endless potential,” said Wilson. “I’m excited about being part of Bob’s team, and I am anxious to get to work.”

Information provided by the City of Stockton

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