Nancy Bronstein To Be Named Interim City Manager

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Nancy Bronstein To Be Named Interim City Manager

On August 9, during a special closed session meeting, the City Council unanimously directed staff to place the appointment of Nancy Bronstein to be Interim City Manager on the council’s September 6 meeting agenda. (City Manager appointments must occur during open session at a regularly scheduled council meeting, according to city reports.) Bronstein, who is currently the Acting City Manager and Human Resources Director, became Human Resources Director in January 2016, and also served as Acting Finance Director from March to September 2020.

Bronstein takes over for Dirk Brazil who the council appointed Interim City Manager in May 2022. Brazil resigned from that position, citing a family emergency as the reason for his resignation. He appointed Bronstein and Public Works Director Erin Smith to be Acting co-City Managers, pending council’s appointment of an Interim City Manager.

Bronstein will now oversee city operations while the council moves forward with hiring a permanent City Manager.

This is another twist to the City Manager hiring timeline. Former City Manager Eric Levitt announced on March 15 that he would take the City Manager job for the City of Fullerton (“City Manager Leaves for New Position,” March 23; The city hired Assistant City Manager Girad “Gerry” Beaudin as the interim city manager on April 19, but he was hired to be the permanent City Manager of the City of Pleasanton on the same day (“Assistant City Manager Appointed to Two City Manager Positions,” April 22; Beaudin’s role as Interim City Manager lasted about a month, until May 23, when he started his Pleasanton job. He was replaced by Brazil.

The city is still searching for a permanent City Manager.