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Bakersfield City Council selects Christian Clegg as the next City Manager

Posted at 3:04 PM, Jan 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-17 18:10:12-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Bakersfield City Council announced they have selected Christian Clegg as the next City Manager.

According to the final agreement, Clegg will begin with a base salary of $240 thousand as well as $5,000 for relocation, upon the presentation of valid receipts.

Clegg was the former Deputy City Manager of Stockton. During his almost nine years in Stockton, his areas of focus were internal policies and processes, strategic planning, internal audit, legislative affairs, and special projects.

I am very excited for the opportunity to serve the City of Bakersfield. I have pursued professional roles that would prepare me to give my best as a City Manager. While those experiences have been rewarding, I am eager to take on this new role, while planting roots in a community that my family can call home.
Christian Clegg

For his work guiding Stockton through the bankruptcy process, Mr. Clegg was awarded the 2016 League of California Cities John H. Nail Award for distinguished community leadership by a Deputy City Manager. He also established and operated the City of Stockton’s Office of Violence Prevention, efforts which resulted in a reduction in homicides by 40% and 30% reduction in shootings in 2018. Those results were maintained in 2019.

Before going to Stockton, Clegg worked with local government management teams in both Johnson County, Kansas, and the City of Tacoma, Washington. He holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of Kansas.