Corona Selects New City Manager

The Corona City Council will appoint a new city manager Wednesday, Nov. 5. The selection of Gilbert, Ariz. Deputy Town Manager Jacob Ellis follows a nationwide recruitment effort. The position was advertised on California City News’ jobs board.

Ellis has 14 years of experience in public management, according to a city press release. Gilbert, a rapidly growing town of 252,000 with an annual budget over $1 billion, has been Ellis’ employer for the past four years.

“We are delighted to have Mr. Ellis join the City of Corona team as our new City Manager,” said Mayor Jason Scott. “The City Council desired a highly qualified individual with experience in an array of city departments and operations. The Council, along with Interim City Manager Mitch Lansdell, were engaged in the hiring process. We are confident Jacob Ellis has the passion to lead Corona and bring positive energy, open communication, and collaboration. We hope everyone will reach out and give a warm welcome to Mr. Ellis and his family.”

Ellis said he was “honored“ to serve Corona and that the city has “a bright future ahead.”

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