By Manny Otiko | IVN
The City of San Bernardino has turned to an old face to lead the city’s administration. Charles McNeely was recently rehired as city manager. The decision was made by new Mayor Helen Tran and the city council at the last board meeting. McNeely will be hired in an interim position. He previously served as city manager from 2009-2012.
Tran said she welcomed McNeely’s experience and familiarity with the city.
“Charles knows our community. He understands our city. He cares about San Bernardino and its success. And he knows how to run a city,” said Tran in a new release. “That is a skill set that is very important to me and the council.”
McNeely said he was pleased to return to San Bernardino and its opportunities.
“There is tremendous potential here,” said McNeely. “San Bernardino’s mayor and council are strong leaders with a vision. We have an outstanding staff in place. And we have a dedicated community who know that San Bernardino’s best days are ahead. I will work to realize the mayor and council’s vision, allow our staff to excel, and be responsive to our residents.”
McNeely previously served as city manager of Reno, Nev., Seaside, Calif. and was chief deputy administrative officer for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Agency. He is currently president of MCE Solutions.
The city is still looking for a person to fill the position permanently.
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