The City of Irvine has announced the departure of City Manager Sean Joyce who has been at the helm since 2005. Joyce will step down in February. He has decided to retire after a remarkable three decades in public service that also included work for the cities of Sierra Madre and South Pasadena.
“We are entrusted to deliver upon an implicit promise we make to provide the type of services and public amenities that the city’s residents, businesses, and visitors expect,” Joyce said in the release. “And those services are extended with empathy and a deep sense of purpose.”
Joyce leaves behind a strong legacy. This year, Irvine ranked No. 1 in fiscal strength out of 116 American cities with a population of more than 200,000 people.
CORRECTION: a previous version of this article stated Joyce had been city manager of Irvine for only six years.