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Posted to Member Spotlight on June 1, 2015 at 11:32 PM by Chris Castruita
What city do you work for, how long have you been there, and what’s your title?
I have been the City Manager for the City of Tracy since September of 2014. It has been approximately 8 months since I have been in this role.
How has it been getting settled into your role as City Manager?
It has been great! For me, the biggest difference is the change in my day-to-day work. Before, I used to manage a variety of projects. Now, I facilitate a lot of conversations and move things forward. I feel fortunate to have the years of experience in local government and believe I am well equipped to serve this community.
What initially got you interested in local government?
I started my career in Southern California as the Recreation Leader for the City of Santa Clarita. I was fortunate to be in a very progressive organization that really enabled me to build my own programs and develop my own services in the Recreation Department. I remember making an impact on 150 people through a family reunion event. It brought me such joy knowing that I was able to make an impact in the community.
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