Westminster City Manager Eddie Manfro Announces Retirement
City Manager Eddie Manfro announced today that he will retire in late February after serving more than 12 years with the City of Westminster.
As the city’s top executive for seven years, Manfro oversaw the passage of the city’s first General Plan update in 19 years, which has led to significant reinvestment in the community, including the upcoming revitalization of the Westminster Mall. Under his leadership, voters passed a one-percent sales tax increase (Measure SS), which stabilized the city’s finances. He also appointed the city’s first “home-grown” police chief, Mark Lauderback.
“We thank and applaud Eddie for his outstanding contributions to our community, and seven years of steady leadership as our city manager. His leadership helped us successfully navigate a series of challenges and positioned us for future success,” Mayor Tri Ta said. “We will miss him, and we wish him success in the next chapter of his career and life.”
Manfro, who has worked in local government for 28 years, is pursuing an opportunity in the private sector upon his retirement. He stated he is leaving behind a strong leadership team committed to providing outstanding service to the residents, businesses, and visitors.
“I am confident Westminster will remain an outstanding place to live, work and visit deep into the future,” Manfro said. “I look forward to monitoring from afar the exciting projects underway that will provide needed new housing and additional shopping and recreation to the community.”
The City Council will meet in a closed session on January 17 at 7:30 P.M. to discuss the future of Manfro’s position. The agenda is available on the city’s website at www.westminster-ca.gov.
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