Bryan Montgomery expected to be named city manager of Indio

INDIO – Bryan Montgomery, who currently serves as the city manager for the city of Oakley — and has for the past 15 years — is expected to be appointed city manager of Indio when the City Council meets next week. Oakley is a fast-growing suburb located in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The City Council is scheduled to vote on Montgomery’s appointment and employment agreement at their its meeting on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.

This decision will conclude a nationwide executive recruitment search conducted by Ralph Andersen & Associates that resulted in attracting 58 qualified applicants.

Montgomery will replace Mark Scott who announced his retirement in August 2020.

Montgomery comes to Indio with more than 28 years of local government experience. Previously he was City Manager of Mesquite, Nev., for seven years.  Montgomery holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Government Relations and a Master of Public Administration, both from Brigham Young University.

In his role with the city of Oakley, Montgomery implemented a comprehensive economic development strategic plan including a downtown revitalization program. He was also instrumental in the redevelopment of a former Dupont chemical plant, which now serves as a 150-plus-acre logistics center with more than two million square feet of buildings, including an Amazon Hub and Fulfillment Center, which opened in late 2020, and will bring more than 2,500 jobs to the region.  While in Mesquite, Montgomery managed several major capital projects including a new City Hall, senior center, recreation center, arts center and a city-owned industrial park.

In addition to his experience in local government, Montgomery is an Adjunct Professor at San Francisco State University, speaks Spanish and periodically lectures in Latin America for the International City/County Management Association, the leading organization of local government professionals. In 2015 he was honored with the Volunteer of the Year Award by VEGA (Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance) for his more than 15 years of pro-bono assistance to ICMA’s Mexico office conducting field visits to provide technical assistance to multiple cities and participating in workshops and other events to promote professional local government management.

“We look forward to introducing Bryan Montgomery to the City of Indio community at our next Council meeting on April 21st.” Mayor Elaine Holmes said in a prepared statement.

Upon approval of his agreement, Montgomery’s employment with the city of Indio would begin May 13th.  The agenda packet for the April 21st City Council meeting will be available on the city’s website today, April 16.

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