City of Ventura Appoints New City Manager

Employment agreement will be on the City Council agenda for the October 8, 2018 meeting

New City Manager for Ventura Alex McIntyre

(Ventura, Ca) The Ventura City Council announced today that it has selected Alex McIntyre as the new City Manager of Ventura; his employment agreement will be on the City Council agenda for the October 8, 2018 meeting. McIntyre is scheduled to begin with the City in mid-November. He replaces Mark Watkins who left in December 2017 after five years in the City Manager position.

“I believe Alex’s experience, enthusiasm and inclusive leadership style make him an ideal fit to be Ventura’s next City Manager,” said Deputy Mayor Matt LaVere.  “I know Alex is eager to begin his work here alongside Council, City staff and all of our residents for the betterment of our community.”

McIntyre served as the City Manager for the City of Menlo Park since 2012.  Prior to his position at Menlo Park, McIntyre served as Chief Assistant County Administrator with the County of Marin from 2006-2008, and before that was Town Manager of Tiburon from 2000-2006.  He also served as Town Manager of Portola Valley from 1997-2000.

McIntyre holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine.

In accordance with the City Charter, the City Manager is appointed by the City Council as the administrative head of the City government.

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