For Immediate Release

Patrick Johnson Named Assistant City Manager

Contact: Rita Geldert
Department: City Manager
Phone: 760-639-6131
Release Date: November 15, 2007

Vista - The City of Vista is pleased to announce that Patrick Johnson has been selected as the City of Vista’s Assistant City Manager. Mr. Johnson will take over for Rick Dudley who finishes a superb 23 year career with the City to assume his new duties as the City Manager of Murrieta.
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As Assistant City Manager, Mr. Johnson will have a wide range of responsibilities that include managing and overseeing of several City departments, serving as project manager for the design and construction of the new Civic Center, development and direct preparation of City policies, accomplishing City Council goals and objectives, and assisting the City Manager with the daily operations of the City.

Born and raised in San Diego, Mr. Johnson has worked in the public sector for more than thirteen years with three North County cities. Mr. Johnson has been with the City of Vista since 1998, first serving as a Management Analyst for the Community Development and Engineering departments. He continued to move up the ranks to the position of Senior Management Analyst, next becoming the Assistant to the City Manager, and more recently Deputy City Manager.

City Manager Rita Geldert commented, “Patrick is a tireless worker who is very devoted to the residents of Vista. Patrick’s enthusiasm and leadership skills make him the logical candidate to work with me and the rest of the Leadership Team in carrying out the Council’s goals and objectives. I am thrilled that someone of his caliber will be assuming this critical position in our organization.”

Mr. Johnson stated that he is looking forward to the challenges of his new position and is very excited about being part of the many positive changes occurring in Vista.

Mr. Johnson received a Master of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration from San Diego State University. Johnson and his wife Jennifer have a two-year old daughter Chelsea.

For more information, please contact Rita Geldert, City Manager, at 639-6131.

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