Mr. Okoro has served as Norco’s City Manager since June 2013. He first joined the City of Norco as Director of Fiscal and Support Services in 2003 and was appointed Deputy City Manager in 2009 before his appointment as City Manager. Throughout his career, Mr. Okoro has championed fiscal responsibility, infrastructure, economic development and public safety services.
During his tenure, Mr. Okoro led the City of Norco through some of the most challenging times in the nation’s history, such as navigating through volatile economies and responding to a global pandemic, all while keeping the City fiscally sound, delivering high quality services and preserving the Norco lifestyle for future generations. Most notably, Mr. Okoro has played a key role in helping grow General Fund reserves from $2.7 million in 2012 to more than $20 million in 2022.
The City of Norco has retained Ralph Andersen and Associates to facilitate the recruitment process for the next City Manager, and the City Council will make the ultimate appointment. The Norco City Council recognizes the importance of a dedicated and responsible City Manager that understands Norco’s unique, animal-keeping lifestyle, and the City Council will work diligently to find the right person to lead the City of Norco. Mr. Okoro will continue to serve as City Manager until the effective date of his retirement.