Assistant City Manager

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Assistant City Manager

First Quarter Report 2017


Assistant City Manager

• Interim Finance Director Mary Stapp has announced her retirement effective April 30, 2017. 

• The City conducted a recruitment in January and February for a new Finance Director.  Patricia Rosenberg was selected as the new Finance Director; Pat has worked at the City of Victorville as Finance Manager since July 2006 and as an Internal Auditor from November 2000 to July 2006.  Prior to her work at the City of Victorville, Pat worked for the accounting firm of Miers and Miers as an auditor.  Pat is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and has a BS in Accounting and Real Estate from California State University, Northridge.   

• Completed negotiations with the Barstow Police Officers’ Association and adopted the new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in January.  The City has now adopted MOUs with all City of Barstow bargaining units through June 30, 2018.

• The City entered into a 5-year agreement, including maintenance, with Frontier Communications to upgrade/replace the City’s 1990’s era phone system.  The installation is slated to be complete in the 2nd Quarter of 2017.

• The NASA Science on a Sphere Exhibit has had a very successful 6 month run with over 5000 in attendance since its opening in October 2016. The exhibit is set to close on Saturday, March 25th. That day will feature numerous guest speakers, science exhibits on display from our local school district students who have advanced to County competition, and will be free to the public.