San Juan Bautista City Hall. File photo.

Information provided by the City of San Juan Bautista.

The City of San Juan Bautista issued a press release on June 12 indicating the San Juan Bautista City Council will select Don Reynolds as the new city manager. The council will consider an employment agreement at a June 18 meeting.

A subcommittee comprised of Mayor Cesar Flores and Vice Mayor Mary Edge negotiated Reynolds’ compensation package, which they recommend be an annual salary of $132,000 to be reviewed annually following the establishment of performance goals.

“We are very pleased that we were able to find someone with Mr. Reynolds’ experience and commitment to public service,” Flores said in the release. “Throughout his career, he has demonstrated the type of leadership and professionalism that will serve our citizens well and help San Juan Bautista meet the challenges of the future.”

Reynolds is currently the assistant director of public works for the City of Salinas, and has extensive public agency experience in redevelopment, project management and public works, the press release said. His first day as city manager will be Tuesday July 2. The city will host a welcoming reception at the Carl M. Luck Memorial Library the afternoon of Tuesday, July 9.

Interim City Manager Ed Tewes, who has handled city manager duties since Michaele LaForge resigned in March, managed the recruitment process. The council interviewed the most qualified candidates and received input from a community review panel, though the release did not say who is on the panel.


Biography included in the release:

Don Reynolds brings to San Juan Bautista more than 30 years of experience in local government. Don is from Ventura County, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Master in Public Administration degree from CSUN. Don spent the first 12 years out of college working for Moorpark, a small rural community incorporated in 1984. For the past 16 years, he has served a variety of positions with the City of Salinas that include human resources, risk management, community development and redevelopment. For the past seven years, Don has served as the Salinas assistant public works director, and one year ago served as acting public works director. Don is currently active in the International City Managers Association and Municipal Managers Association of Northern California. He is married with two boys, ages 16 and 13, and they live in the unincorporated area of Monterey County.


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