Current Oakley City Manager Bryan Montgomery has announced that he has accepted a city manager position with the City of Indio in southern California and will be leaving his position in Oakley effective May 7th.
Members of the City Council are scheduled to vote on Montgomery’s appointment and employment agreement at their meeting on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. This decision concludes a nationwide executive recruitment search conducted by Ralph Andersen & Associates that resulted in attracting 58 qualified applicants.
Montgomery has served as City Manager for the city of Oakley for over fifteen years. He assumed the position in Oakley in 2005 after having served as city manager of the City of Mesquite, Nevada for more than seven years. Mr. Montgomery has over 28 years of experience in local government management and has also served as an Adjunct Professor at San Francisco State University and Los Medanos College.
“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. 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,” said Oakley Mayor Sue Higgins.
Among the many important community projects accomplished during Montgomery’s tenure are the annexation of over 2,600 acres into the City, City Hall, Police Department, Civic Center Park and Amphitheater, the Oakley Plaza and other Downtown revitalization, the Recreation Center, Senior Center, Public Works Operations Building, two fire stations, over 30 parks, the widening and improvement of almost every major arterial road in Oakley, the You, Me, We = Oakley program, the Contra Costa Logistics Center, the recruitment and development of a high-quality and professional City staff, and many other projects and programs that are planned and currently underway. In 2016, Oakley discontinued its contract for police services with the County and formed its own in-house police department. Oakley has become one of the safest cities in all of California.
“It is very bittersweet to leave Oakley and many wonderful friends we have made here. It has been a great place to raise our family and it has been an honor to serve with such outstanding City employees and elected officials, as well as with so many others that help make Oakley such a great community. We will always cherish the memories and friendships, and look forward to seeing you and the entire City of Oakley continue to succeed and flourish,” said Montgomery.
Upon approval of his agreement, Montgomery’s employment with the City of Indio would begin on May 13th. The agenda packet for the April 21st City Council meeting will be available on the City’s website on April 16, 2021.