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Los Altos city manager announces resignation effective Dec. 5, 2020

Los Altos city manager announces resignation effective Dec. 5, 2020

City of Los AltosThe City of Los Altos announced today the resignation of City Manager Chris Jordan, effective December 5, 2020.

Jordan has been the Los Altos City Manager since April 2016.

During his tenure with the City, Jordan was tasked with reinvesting City funds into the City’s facilities and infrastructure. He has been overseeing the design and construction of the largest public facility to be built in the City’s history, the Los Altos Community Center, which is expected to open to the public in Spring 2021. Jordan was also instrumental in creating of the Downtown Vision Report and in facilitating the partnership between Santa Clara County and Los Altos for potential development of the first all- affordable housing project in the City.

In his letter of resignation, Jordan noted the support he has received from the community during his time with the City: “The Los Altos community is fortunate to have some of the most dedicated, community-minded individuals I have met during my public service career. I thank them for their support of me, my family, and the community.”

Jordan also thanked the City staff for their assistance facing numerous challenges over these past 4+ years. “I have an infinite amount of respect for our staff and pride in my role in leading such an outstanding group of public servants. I thank them for their dedication and support.”

“The entire Council would like to thank Chris for his service to our community,” said Mayor Jan Pepper. “We wish Chris the best and thank him for his many contributions to the city, including continuing to deliver critical City services during this pandemic. He and the staff have taken extraordinary actions to help our businesses adapt to the unprecedented issues presented by the pandemic – an effort appreciated by our business owners and community members alike.”

Deputy City Manager Jon Maginot will be acting City Manager effective December 6, 2020, while City Council conducts an extensive search for Jordan’s replacement.

Prior to being the City Manager in Los Altos, Jordan was the City Manager of West Linn, Oregon, for 10 years. Previously Jordan worked for the City of Lake Oswego, Oregon, and for the Federal Government at the Office of Management and Budget in Washington, DC.

For more information, contact Sonia Lee at (650) 947-2611 or at slee@losaltosca.gov.

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