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City Manager

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Patrick Johnson

Patrick Johnson is the City Manager of Vista, California. A native of San Diego, Patrick Johnson has served in local government for more than 23 years. Prior to the City of Vista, Mr. Johnson worked for two other North County cities.

Mr. Johnson began working for the City of Vista in 1998 as a Management Analyst for the Community Development and Engineering departments. He was promoted to the position of Senior Management Analyst, then Assistant to the City Manager, next Deputy City Manager, and was the Assistant City Manager before he became the City Manager in January, 2012.

Mr. Johnson is a member of the International City/County Management Association, and holds a Bachelor’s degree and a Master in Public Administration degree from San Diego State University.


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