City of Ventura logoThe City of Ventura is pleased to announce the appointment of William “Bill” Ayub as the new city manager, effective August 8, 2023. With a diverse and extensive law enforcement background and a strong commitment to public service, Ayub brings a wealth of experience and leadership to his new role.

Ayub brings over 37 years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience, including nearly 15 years in management, most of which was with the County of Ventura. He served as the sheriff of Ventura County for over four years until his retirement in January 2023.

“We are thrilled to welcome Bill Ayub as our new city manager. His exceptional track record of collaborative leadership and dedication to uplifting the community fit perfectly with our City’s values,” said Mayor Joe Schroeder. “We are confident that he will lead with integrity, foster positive connections in our community, and provide a visionary direction that will propel Ventura towards an exciting and prosperous future.”

Ayub’s career began in 1985 as a police cadet and reserve police officer with the Santa Paula Police Department. Over the years, he has held various positions, including serving as a police officer in the City of North Las Vegas, Nevada, and the City of Port Hueneme before joining the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office in 1996.

“I am honored and excited to take on the role of city manager for the City of Ventura,” said William Ayub, a long-time Ventura resident. “Serving in the City I call home means a great deal to me. I look forward to working alongside the talented team here to build on Ventura’s strengths, tackle challenges and uplift our residents’ overall quality of life while promoting a culture of collaboration and responsiveness.”

Apart from his professional achievements, Ayub has a long history of volunteerism, including supporting Little League as an assistant coach and serving on the board of directors. He has also been an active member of the Ventura Sheriff K9 Foundation and remains involved with organizations such as the Southern California Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics and the Board of Directors for Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families.

Ayub holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the California State University at Northridge, a Master of Science in Emergency Services Administration from the California State University at Long Beach, and an Associate of Science in Administration of Justice from Ventura Community College.

As the city manager, Ayub will earn a base salary of $280,000, and his total compensation with benefits will be $351,130.

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