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Roseville, Calif.- At its August 19 meeting, the Roseville City Council will vote on a contract for Roseville’s next City Manager.  The City Council has offered the position to Acting City Manager Rob Jensen and he has accepted.

The effective date of the contract is January 1, 2016, after City Manager Ray Kerridge’s retirement on December 31, 2015.

“It is a significant decision to fill the position of CEO of the region’s only full-service city, which is why we wanted to make sure our community is aware of this item for council consideration,” said Megan MacPherson, Public Affairs and Communications Director. The Roseville City Manager is responsible for a half-billion-dollar annual budget and overseeing 15 departments in various specialized industries as well as 1,200 employees.

A 25-year Roseville resident as well as employee of the City of Roseville, Jensen began his career as an assistant engineer in 1990.  He was appointed Assistant City Manager in January 2011, overseeing the Development Services, Public Works, Electric Utility, Environmental Utilities, and Parks, Recreation and Libraries departments.  Prior to that appointment, Jensen served as Public Works Director/City Engineer for eight years and was named Public Works Director of the Year in 2007 by American City and County Magazine.  He was born and raised in Reno, Nev., and earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Nevada at Reno.

City Manager Ray Kerridge has remained out of the office as he continues to rehabilitate from a June car accident. “Several of us have had a chance to visit him and are encouraged that he’s in good spirits though he still has more healing to do,” MacPherson said. Kerridge gave the Council six months’ notice of his intent to retire, stating that he wanted to give the Council ample time to make this important decision.

The City Council meeting is held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, August 19 at City Council Chambers, 311 Vernon St., Roseville. Click here for the City Council agenda.

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