Tracy City Council to Discuss Appointing Troy Brown as New City ManagerPosted: Aug 14, 2014
Location: Tracy, Calif.
The Tracy City Council will discuss the appointment of Troy Brown as Tracy’s new City Manager during the council meeting scheduled on August 19th. Brown comes from Livermore, California, where he is the Assistant City Manager –– bringing more than 20 years of municipal experience to the City Manager position.
"The Council is very excited with our choice of Mr. Brown. He understands Tracy and sees what we see in the opportunities and challenges here,” said Mayor Brent Ives. ”He is an accomplished manager with a spotless record of public service, bringing with him valuable skills and knowledge which will help Tracy move forward into the future."
Previously, Brown served as Assistant to the City Manager in Elk Grove, California, and Assistant to the City Manager in Riverside, California. Brown holds a Master of Public Administration from California State University San Bernardino, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from California State University Northridge. He is the West Coast Regional Vice President of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA).
“This is an exceptional opportunity to work with highly professional staff to serve the community and continue to move Tracy forward,” said Brown. “I am honored by the confidence that the Mayor and Council have bestowed upon me.”
In a highly competitive process, forty-two applicant applied for the City Manager’s position through the recruiting firm of Peckham & McKenney. Out of that pool, the City Council interviewed five candidates on July 18th and 19th before selecting Brown as their top choice. The Council subcommittee offered an employment agreement that was accepted by Brown and will be discussed for approval by the full City Council on August 19th. The agreement specifies an annual salary of $205,000.
Once approved, Brown will begin his duties as Tracy’s City Manager on September 2nd. He will become Tracy’s ninth City Manager since 1954, when voters approved the City Council/City Manager form of government.