Fort Bragg Names John Ford as Next City Manager

Fort Bragg has hired a new chief executive. Humboldt County Planning and Building Director John Ford will step in as Fort Bragg's City Manager on July 5, 2022.

"John Ford has years of experience in local government having worked for the City of Thousand Oaks, the City of Roseville, the County of Monterey and most recently as the Director of Planning and Building for the County of Humboldt. While at the County of Humboldt, Mr. Ford was responsible for the reorganization of the Planning and Building Department to accommodate the legalization of cannabis cultivation," according to a city news release. "The department not only developed a new permitting unit but was also assigned the Code Enforcement unit. His background includes successful coordination with federal, tribal, state and local agencies, including the California Coastal Commission, Department of Fish and Wildlife, in addition to many others. He has overseen the processing of many large and complex projects and has developed creative solutions working with other agencies."

Fort Bragg's last permanent manager, Tabatha Miller, resigned at the beginning of the year. She is now working for Humboldt County. 

Ford was one of more than 15 applicants for the position. The decision to hire him was unanimous. 

Image Credit: City of Fort Bragg


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