City of Benicia logoThe Benicia City Council appointed Police Chief Erik Upson as Interim City Manager at their city council meeting Tuesday evening. “Mr. Upson will provide the steady hand at the helm as the council begins the recruitment process for a new city manager,” said Mayor Patterson.

“I am honored that the Council and the Mayor have asked me to step into this critical role during such a challenging time,” said Upson. “Benicia is an amazing town. I am committed to this community and to our staff. We are in the midst of some very great challenges, but none that cannot be overcome if we come together as one community and lift each other up. We will get through this and, if we take this approach, we will come out stronger on the other side.”

Captain Mike Greene has been appointed Interim Chief of Police while Upson serves in this capacity until a new City Manager is in place.