By Anthony Saude
EASTVALE–The Eastvale City Council voted to appoint Assistant City Manager, Bryan Jones to the post of Interim City Manager. The change will went into effect on June 28. With the departure of City Manager Michele Nissen’s to become the Assistant City Manager for the City of Corona, the appointment was unanimous during a closed session vote.
Bryan is a trustworthy and forward-thinking leader who displays strategic perspective that will help guide our city, Mayor Clint Lorimore said. Together we will continue to improve the quality of life for all who live, work, and play in Eastvale. Bryan is passionate about identifying ways to help move and connect people, businesses, and communities so that we can all thrive. Bryan draws from nearly 20 years in both the public and private sectors and understands that success depends on them working together. He has led cutting-edge land use and transportation infrastructure projects throughout California and North America. With a background as a professional engineer and certified planner, Bryan is well positioned to understand the unique opportunities Eastvale faces from a land use, transportation, and economic development perspective.
“We have a talented and dedicated team who truly cares about the community they serve and I am confident we will continue to thrive together,” said Assistant City Manager Bryan Jones. “I always liked building things so I got a degree in civil engineering, through some of my projects I realized I like building communities so I went back to school and in 2012 I received my Masters Degree in Public Administration.”
“I’m honored and humbled to have been entrusted with the responsibility of Interim City Manager,” said Jones. “Fostering relationships with both residents and business in Eastvale is a priority for me. I am a career Community and team builder and I look forward to serving our City Council and carrying their vision to fruition.”
Having more than a decade serving in local agency public sector in leadership positions, Bryan has led land use projects such as high-quality retail centers, office campuses, industrial parks, transit oriented development, downtown revitalization, and mixed-use projects. Bryan has a Master’s in Public Administration from Norwich University focused on Leadership and Sustainable Financial Strategies, and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from University of California Davis with a Communications minor.
“I am confident that Bryan will do an excellent job in this position,” Mayor Clint Lorimore said. “I know that I am filling some pretty big shoes in this position but I see it as an opportunity to continue the expectation of excellence Eastvale has come to expect,” said Bryan.