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City Manager Kurt O. Wilson

On January 28, 2014, the Stockton City Council named Kurt O. Wilson as City Manager.  Mr. Wilson joined the City of Stockton as a Deputy City Manager on September 4, 2012, overseeing the operational departments of Community Development, Economic Development, Public Works and Municipal Utilities, and he served as Interim City Manager since November 1, 2013.


Prior to joining the City of Stockton, he was City Manager of Ridgecrest, California, and also served in local government in both San Bernardino and Rialto. In addition to an extensive background in the private sector, he served in the Schwarzenegger administration as the Chief of External Affairs for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and the Executive Director of Corrections Standards Authority, which is also known as the Board of State and Community Corrections.


Mr. Wilson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration and a Master of Business Administration from University of La Verne and a Master of Education from California Coast University. He is married and has three children.


Deputy City Managers

The City Manager is supported by two Deputy City Managers:

  • Laurie M. Montes
  • Vacant



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This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 2/19/2014