On March 31, 2014, the City Council of the City of Hollister voted to appoint William B. Avera as City Manager effective April 1. Avera was selected from a qualified pool of candidates after an extensive interview process. The process was facilitated by Paul Kimura of Avery & Associates. Avera started with the City of Hollister November 15, 1995, as the Housing Programs Officer for the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Hollister. He promoted up to his last position which was and is Development Services Director. Avera received his Bachelor’s Degree from Cal State San Bernardino in 1991, with a major in Geography/Urban planning.