City Welcomes Charles A. Montoya as New City Manager

CityManagerCharlesMontoyaOn November 30, 2015, the City of Watsonville welcomed a new City Manager, Charles A. Montoya. After a long search of 9 months, the Watsonville City Council unanimously identified a candidate that possesses strong communication, organizational, financial management, and economic development skills. City Council Members are very excited to have found someone as qualified and enthusiastic to become our next City Manager. Mr. Montoya’s background strongly fits the needs of the City.

Mr. Charles A. Montoya brings over twenty three years of professional management experience at municipal, county, and state government levels. He most recently served as the Town Manager for the City of Florence, Arizona. Here he demonstrated success in enhancing economic development activity in the downtown area, greatly improving the permitting process to encourage development, increasing capital project completions, and continuing to provide core services during a downturn in the economy. Prior to this, he served as the Director of Finance in the Town of Castle Rock, Colorado. He has a Masters in Public Administration from the University of New Mexico and a Bachelor of Business Administration from New Mexico State University.

Mr. Montoya feels very fortunate to have been chosen to represent this community from a field of highly qualified individuals. He and his family are looking forward to integrating themselves to this community and become more involved. He plans to reach out to each part of the community, its people, traditions, organizations, and facilitate new relationships by opening a new door of communication with stakeholders in Watsonville.

“I look forward to hearing from you and helping me learn and understand Watsonville and its needs, so that I and City staff can provide the best recommendations to the City Council to make Watsonville a more prosperous community.”

The City of Watsonville welcomes Montoya and looks forward to his leadership.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with the City Manager please call 768-3010.

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