June 17, 2008

San Leandro City Manager to Retire on September 6, 2008

After 12 years as San Leandro's City Manager, John Jermanis announced on June 16, 2008, that he would retire effective September 6, 2008.

Jermanis grew up in Berkeley, attended Berkeley High School and received a bachelor's degree in business administration from San Francisco State University. After he was hired as an accountant with the City of Livermore in 1969, he began his career in San Leandro in 1971 as assistant finance director and became the finance director in 1982. In 1997, he was hired as City Manager to replace Mike Oliver, who was forced out.

Congressman Pete Stark noted in the Congressional Record on May 12, 2004, that "John has a proven track record with the city of San Leandro that is hard to beat. His professionalism, intellect, and commitment to the city are exemplary. He is focused on making sure San Leandro stays on sound fiscal footing and is responsive to the needs of its citizens."

Mayor Tony Santos said that Jermanis "...is also enormously talented and has guided City staff in accomplishing an astounding list of major projects." In 2005, then Mayor Shelia Young said of Jermanis after extending his contract, "We gave him an incredible overall performance. We have a lot of trust and faith in him."

For more details, see the City of San Leandro press release and coverage in the Daily Review.

Assistant City Manager Steve Hollister will serve as Interim City Manager while the City searches for a replacement.

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at June 17, 2008 10:44 PM | TrackBack
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