Colton has selected former Assistant Upland City Manager Rod Foster as its new city manager.

The unanimous decision was voted on by the seven-member City Council.

“I believe the process. It was my commitment to push for a 7-0 vote and I think during negotiation it was instrumental in helping bring the Council together,” City Councilmember David Toro said in a city press release.

“Rod was the cream that rose to the top, above and beyond the other candidates.

Foster will replace Daryl Parrish, who became the Covina City Manager. Police Chief Bob Miller was Colton’s Interim City Manager.

Foster’s background included four years in Upland, seven years with the city of Hesperia and a decade with the city of Chino. Foster was tasked with the daily organizational and operational responsibilities of running the city, according to a city press release.   

“During his tenure he was instrumental in facilitating the major revitalization of their historic downtown area, the planning and development of a new animal shelter and the management of the city’s Legislative Program that secured millions of dollars in federal and state funds for vital city projects,” according to the release.