City of Oceanside logoAfter a 34-year career in public service, including the last several years serving as Oceanside’s City Manager, Deanna Lorson announced her departure. Lorson has guided the City through numerous major initiatives, including the creation of new public facilities, promoting economic revitalization, managing the many challenges posed by the pandemic, and more. Lorson stated her departure “leaves Oceanside in good shape and moving forward. It’s been a pleasure to have the opportunity to focus on helping shape the growth and progress of Oceanside for the past six years. I look forward to seeing the City continue to thrive, and am proud of all we’ve accomplished.”

Mayor Esther Sanchez commented, “City Manager Lorson has a lot to be proud of in her years with this City and has served as a strong and effective leader through some difficult challenges, including the pandemic. Her devotion to public service is to be commended. We wish her the very best in all her future endeavors.”

At its meeting tonight, the City Council appointed Deputy City Manager Jonathan Borrego to serve as Interim City Manager to ensure a smooth transition while a nationwide recruitment gets underway.

Mr. Borrego has 34 years of experience in municipal government and has been with the City of Oceanside for 4 ½ years, initially hired as the City’s Development Services Director and subsequently appointed to the Deputy City Manager position in 2019.