City of Lodi

The historic, charming and unique City of Lodi is ideally located 34 miles south of Sacramento, two miles north of Stockton, and 90 miles east of San Francisco. The residents of Lodi take immense pride in their community that is surrounded by lush parks, wineries, museums, a lake and open space.  The city is committed to quality growth while striving to protect its historical, small-town ambiance.  Lodi is also a safe city as crime rates are low and community pride reigns high, reflecting active community involvement and a strong public safety structure.  By all measures, the quality of life in the City of Lodi is exceptional and provides an ideal location in which to live, work and play.

The key areas of focus for the City Manager include economic vibrancy, budget management, affordable housing, homelessness, land use/planning, and capital projects. In addressing these priority areas, the new manager is expected to lead and evolve the City organization with a renewed spirit of customer-friendly service delivery, while providing positive solutions and future-focused outcomes. He/she is expected to actively engage in a collaborative, team oriented, and empowering approach with City staff that emphasizes accountability and results. The new City Manager will be highly responsive, adaptable, and flexible in dealing with the expectations of city government today and will be a politically astute and strategic thinker with significant skills of diplomacy. 

The expected background includes a strong budget, financial, administrative and personnel management foundation with solid experience as a public-sector executive at the City Manager or Assistant/Deputy City Manager level. A Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration or a related field is required. A MA/MS in business/public administration and/or credentials as an ICMA Manager is desirable. The salary range for this position is open and negotiable DOQ. To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at to upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Paul Kimura by February 23, 2024.