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Lompoc City Manager Patrick Wiemiller resigns

Wiemiller accepts position with Santa Maria city

LOMPOC, Calif. - Lompoc City Manager Patrick Wiemiller has resigned from his post.

He submitted his resignation to city council members on Thursday.

"Details of his resignation are being worked out, including his final day of employment with the City of Lompoc and who will serve as Interim City Manager for the City of Lompoc while city council hires a permanent city manager," said a news release by Lompoc city officials.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to have served a wonderful community in a city which I am blessed to not only have worked in, but also call my home,” Wiemiller said. “My wife Cindy and I have made many friends here in Lompoc, and we will continue to be a part of, and invest in, the Lompoc community.”

Soon after Wiemiller gave a 90 days notice of his resignation to Lompoc City Council, the City of Santa Maria announced Wiemiller had been appointed as that city's new Assistant City Manager. He is expected to start that role after the first of the year.

“We were impressed by the caliber of candidates that were interviewed and at the end of the day, chose a local candidate that is familiar with the issues facing the Central Coast. Patrick has a vast and extensive background in municipal services, is very well respected by his peers, and he will be an excellent addition to the City’s executive management team, " said Santa Maria City Manager Rick Haydon.

Wiemiller has been in the role of City Manager for the City of Lompoc since 2014. During that time, city officials say the retail growth in the city has consistently outpaced the State of California as a whole, and the police and fire departments have improved services to the community.

Wiemiller has worked for the City of Fresno and the City of Tracy as public works director. He has also served as Chief Administrative Officer for the Fresno Irrigation District.

Wienmiller's new role as Assistant City Manager for the City of Santa Maria will deal with administrative assignments, operational issues, and overseeing the City's budget process. The position serves primarily as the operations officer for the City Manager.

“I am looking forward with excitement to serving the City of Santa Maria and its people,” Wiemiller said. “In addition, it’s a great opportunity to partner with Jason Stilwell [incoming City Manager] and the Santa Maria City Council to further the quality of life in the community.”

Stilwell is the current Assistant City Manager for the City of Santa Maria and will succeed Haydon after he retires on Dec. 5.


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