Patterson City Manager Rod Butler Stepping Down

Patterson City Manager Rod Butler submitted his resignation letter Wednesday. His decision comes after 3 years on the job.

The Patterson City Council appointed Butler to the city manager position in December of 2010 and he officially took over in February of 2011. He replaced former city manager Cleve Morris, who had resigned 7 months before Butler’s appointment.  

Before coming to Patterson, Butler spent 2 years as the top administrator in Crescent City, where he was credited with stabilizing a $10 million budget. Butler had also previously worked for the cities of Chino, Claremont, Ontario, and Pomona. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California Riverside and a master’s degree in public administration from California State University, Long Beach.

During his tenure, Butler oversaw several important projects, including a plan for a 1.5 million square foot warehouse and distribution center to be built by Restoration Hardware, as well as an overhaul of North Park.

Human Resources Manager Danielle Tucci says Butler is planning to move to Upland with his family. She expects that to happen in September.

Read more about Butler’s resignation here.