Oakley City Manager Bryan Montgomery has been named the next top administrator of Indio in the Coachella Valley. Montgomery submitted his resignation to Oakley earlier this month. He is stepping down on May 7 and is expected to be confirmed to his new job in Indio on May 13.
Montgomery has served as Oakley’s top administrator for 16 years. Before joining the East Contra Costa city, he served as the city manager of Mesquite, Nevada. Altogether, he has more than 28 years of experience in local government. He holds a Bachelor’s in International Government Relations and a Masters in Business Administration from Brigham Young University. He is also fluent in Spanish.
In a statement, the City of Oakley cited several capital projects — the new City Hall, senior center, recreational center, arts center, and industrial park — among his accomplishments.
“Bryan has been a strong leader for Oakley and has helped Oakley move from a newly-incorporated city, to a financially sound and safe city that has a very bright future,” said Oakley Mayor Sue Higgins. “We will always be grateful for the foundation and solid employee team that Bryan helped build and we know he will continue to be successful in his public service career.”
Montgomery will succeed Mark Scott, who announced his retirement last summer.
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