Frank Quintero Takes the Helm as Merced’s Deputy City Manager

Frank Quintero has been hired as the next deputy city manager of Merced. His first day on the job was Monday, July 26.

Quintero most recently served as the city’s director of economic development and as acting director of Parks and Recreation, while handling public information officer responsibilities.

“He also oversees the development and renovation of Downtown Merced, supervises the staff at the Merced Yosemite Regional Airport, manages the City’s real property assets, and is the point person for major rail, commercial and industrial investments, and projects,” according to a press release announcing his selection.

Quintero earned his master’s in urban and regional planning from Virginia Tech. He joined Merced’s team in 1990, working as an entry-level planner. He was promoted to the Redevelopment Agency and Office of Economic Development in 1995.

“Frank successfully competed for the position of Deputy City Manager,” said City Manager Stephanie Dietz, who was promoted from the deputy city manager’s post last year. “Serving under five City Manager Administrations over 30 years, Mr. Quintero brings a depth of knowledge and experience about the City that is second to none. He is a tremendous asset, well respected by his peers, and I look forward to his continued success.”

“I am blessed and honored to be the City of Merced’s Deputy City Manager,” Quintero said in a statement. “The face of Merced is changing, and what an awesome opportunity to be in the midst of the transition. I am grateful to continue serving the City of Merced, and for the mentorship provided to me from previous City Managers and Assistant City Managers.”


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