City of Galt logoThe City of Galt is pleased to announce the anticipated appointment of Chris Erias as the new interim city manager. Chris brings a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of the community to this role, having previously served as the community development director for the City of Galt from December 2016 until his departure to the City of Manteca in August 2020. He will succeed Lorenzo Hines, Jr., who resigned effective February 2, 2024.

Most recently, Chris served as the development services director for the City of Manteca from September 2020 to February 2024. During his time in Manteca, Chris demonstrated exceptional leadership and dedication to public service while overseeing a staff of 24 in the Building Safety and Planning Divisions in the growing City.

Chris’ journey in Galt is a testament to his commitment and passion for the City. He began his career in Galt as an associate planner in 2005, steadily rising through the ranks to become the head of the Community Development Department. His extensive experience and proven ability to lead make him the ideal candidate to guide Galt into the future.

Mayor Sandhu expressed excitement about Chris’ return to Galt, stating, “We are thrilled to welcome Chris back to the City of Galt as our interim city manager. His deep connections to the community and his track record of success make him the perfect choice for this role. We look forward to working closely with Chris to continue moving Galt forward.”

Chris Erias commented on his return to Galt, saying, “I am honored to return to a City where I have deep roots and a strong connection to the community. Galt holds a special place in my heart, and I am eager to hit the ground running alongside the dedicated staff and residents to address the opportunities and challenges facing our City.”

Please join us in welcoming Chris Erias back to the City of Galt as our interim city manager.