Torrance City Manager to Retire After 54 Years With the City
Longtime Torrance City Manager LeRoy J. Jackson will go into retirement at the end of September. He made the announcement on June 24.
Jackson has been the South Bay city’s top administrator since 1983. That makes him one of the longest serving city managers in California and a fixture of Torrance's civic life. He has worked for the city in some capacity for 54 years.
“As a City Commissioner, a Councilmember and now as Mayor, I am honored to have worked alongside LeRoy,” said Torrance Mayor Patrick J. Furey. “He is a wealth of knowledge both historically and in the inner workings of city management. What he has accomplished for Torrance is immeasurable… you can see his influence everywhere in the City. His thoughtful leadership, fiscal foresight, and dynamic approach to city planning have helped groom our City’s strong executive staff.”
Jackson’s departure will come at a difficult time for Torrance. The city is facing a deficit of more than $20 million. Jackson, however, says he’s confident that the organization will be in good hands.