Andrews has worked in local government for 19 years, most recently as the City Manager of Covington, Ga. He also previously served as the Assistant City Administrator for the City of Smyrna, Ga. and as the Economic Development Director in Sugar Hill, Ga. He also served in numerous leadership roles in Temple, Fla. from 2003 to 2014.
“I am very pleased to have Scott joining our ranks among the City of Bakersfield’s leaders,” City Manager Christian Clegg said. “Scott brings a great deal of city management experience along with a particular enthusiasm for local government community building that I believe will be invaluable to the City of Bakersfield as we move into the future.”
“My family and I are excited to be very active members of the Bakersfield community and I look forward to joining the talented team of dedicated public servants already leading the City,” Andrews said. “It is so invigorating to be a part of the leadership team for the ninth-largest City in California during this exciting transition period. Bakersfield is at a monumental crossroads in its history. We must simultaneously work to preserve Bakersfield’s unique culture and charm, and balance that with those clamoring for the quality-of-life amenities and initiatives provided to residents in other similar sized communities. The next few years will help to define what Bakersfield will become for the remainder of this century and we are up for the challenge.”
A native of Florida, Andrews has a master’s in public administration and a doctorate in organizational leadership. He is one of 1,300 International City/County Management Association (ICMA) credentialed managers in the U.S.
Andrews joins the recently hired Gary Hallen as the City’s second of two Assistant City Managers.