April 24, 2021

Indio Council Appoints New City Manager

Staff & Wire Reports

The City Council has announced the appointment of Bryan Montgomery as the next City Manager for the City of Indio. The decision concludes a nationwide executive recruitment search conducted by Ralph Andersen & Associates that resulted in attracting 58 qualified applicants.

Montgomery comes to the City of Indio with over 28 years of local government experience, currently serving as the City Manager for the City of Oakley for the last 15 years. Oakley is a fast-growing suburb located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Previously he was City Manager of Mesquite, Nevada 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+ acre logistics center with over 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 the City of 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 vast 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.

Montgomery’s employment with the city will begin on May 13.

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