Rancho Cordova City Manager Cyrus Abhar to Retire

Rancho Cordova City Manager Cyrus Abhar plans to retire at the end of 2022, concluding an impressive career spanning more than 30 years.

Abhar informed the City Council of his decision on Sept. 27 following “an exemplary review,” according to a city news release.

“It has been an absolute joy and honor to serve this amazing profession and get to know many of my colleagues at a personal level,” Abhar said in an email to California City News. “I plan to spend more time with my family and travel. I also have every intention to stay involved in City government and be a resource to my friends and colleagues.”

Abhar has been with Rancho Cordova since its incorporation in 2003. He was one of its first employees. He has served as Chief Building Official, Public Works Director, and City Manager. He was appointed to his current position in 2015.

Under Abhar's leadership, the city has enjoyed financial stability and has seen a number of successful public projects.

“Cyrus has been a fantastic city manager. His leadership has helped our city grow and thrive—even during the pandemic,” said Mayor Donald Terry. “We thank him for his service to our community and wish him all the best in retirement.”

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