Oxnard City Manager Takes Job in Vallejo

The City of Vallejo has tapped Oxnard’s chief executive Greg Nyhoff for the city manager’s job.

Nyhoff was hired Tuesday at an annual salary of $265,000 plus a car allowance, $10,000 in relocation costs, 80 hours of administrative leave per year, $1,500 a month for housing, and a city-issued zero percent loan for a home in the city, according to the Times-Herald. He takes over Jan 22, replacing retired city manager Dan Keen.

“Mr. Nyhoff comes to this position with a wealth of knowledge and experience, but most of all, his vision for Vallejo is aligned with the council’s goals and will build on our recent successes as a city,” said Mayor Bob Sampayan.

Nyhoff has been in public administration for 31 years, managing a number of cities in California as well as Colorado and Michigan. Before joining the City of Oxnard in 2014, Nyhoff served as city manager of Modesto for six years.

Nyhoff’s departure comes at a turbulent time for Oxnard. Last year, the city underwent a rather large shakeup, with a new fire chief, finance director, and assistant city manager joining the ranks. The city is also in the midst of moving to district-based elections and four of its five city council members are facing possible recall.

Oxnard Police Chief Scott Whitney is expected to assume city manager duties while the city searches for a permanent replacement.