Vallejo City Manager Resigns

Greg Nyhoff’s rocky tenure as city manager of Vallejo has come to an end.

On June 28, the city council approved a resignation and separation agreement with Nyhoff. He’ll walk away with $577,536, which “generally would have been paid to him as City Manager through the end of the current Employment Agreement,” according to the city. Assistant City Manager Anne Cardwell has been named acting city manager.

Nyhoff was appointed city manager in 2018. He previously managed the cities of Oxnard and Modesto. He is a recipient of several Excellence in Service awards and currently serves as a Trustee for the California City Management Foundation.

A city press release cited the creation of the OIR Police Department Assessment and work on the Mare Island economic development project among Nyhoff’s accomplishments.

Several controversies have swirled around Vallejo’s top administrator as well. He's the subject of a whistleblower lawsuit brought by three former city employees. Nyhoff has also been on medical leave since mid-June, raising speculation about his health.

Read more about Nyhoff’s controversial tenure, his resignation, and the separation agreement with the city at the Times Herald.