Martinez City Manager Says He’s Stepping Down
The City of Martinez will soon bid farewell to its fifth city manager in as many years.
On Friday, top administrator Brad Kilger announced he will retire before year’s end. He has been on the job since June 2016.
“I have spent most of my career away from my family and after discussing it with my wife, we decided it was time,” said Kilger. “I wanted to make sure there would be smooth transition to the next Martinez city manager; something that has not happened in Martinez in almost a decade.” For that reason, he is giving the city several months’ notice.
Kilger’s 40 years in public service included managerial stints in Benicia, Ceres, and Yucca Valley.
A Martinez city press release credits Kilger with updating the city’s strategic plan; filling key staff vacancies; increasing oversight; and enhancing technology.
Read more about Kilger’s retirement here.