The City of Carlsbad has turned to a familiar face in its quest to replace former city manager Steve Sarkozy. Last week, the city council announced the appointment of the former fire chief Kevin Crawford, who temporarily held the title of city manager in late 2013.
“Carlsbad was fortunate to have a number of highly qualified candidates, although this made our decision all the more difficult,” the city said in a statement. “Kevin has nearly three decades of experience working for our city, including serving as a member of the leadership team during numerous significant milestones in the city’s development. In the end, these things, coupled with his collaborative leadership style and deep involvement in the Carlsbad community, made Kevin the right choice at the right time.”
Crawford served as Carlsbad’s fire chief from 2002 to 2013 and has spent the past two years working as CEO of the United Way of San Diego County. He is a graduate of Western Sierra Law School and San Diego State University, where he completed the Fire Protection Administration Program.
Crawford is expected to take over in mid-February.
Read more about Kevin Crawford here.
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