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Napa resident hired as Manteca city clerk
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Lisa Blackmon has been hired as the City of Manteca’s next city clerk starting June 1.

Blackmon has worked as the deputy city clerk for the City of Napa for nearly four years. She replaces Joann Tilton who retired in March after 36 years with the city including 32 years as city clerk.

The Napa native attended Napa  Valley Junior College,  where she  earned Associate’s degrees in Business Administration, Mathematics and Natural Science, General Education, Social  and  Behavioral Sciences, and  Humanities. She attended Sonoma State University before  transferring to University of Phoenix, where she completed her  Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. A year later, she  earned her  Master’s in Business Administration from  University of Phoenix. Blackmon is also a Certified Municipal Clerk.

Prior to her  tenure with the  City of Napa, Blackmon worked as a front line manager and general manager in  Napa’s hospitality industry.

McLaughlin said Blackmon’s combination of private- and public-sector experience gives her the  breadth of experience needed for this position.

“The City Clerk,  and staff  in the  City Clerk’s office, are  really  the  front-line staff for people who  contact the  City of Manteca with  questions,” McLaughlin said. “We have  a tremendous staff  who  is courteous and responsive to the  public, and I know  Lisa will be able  to draw on her  own  experiences to help  lead  this team.”

Blackmon has been  a presenter with  the  City Clerk  Association of California, and  will graduate from  the  Leadership Napa  Valley 2015-16 class next month. She also served on the League of California Cities’ Housing and Economic Development policy committee for two years.

“Lisa  comes highly  recommended by her  peers in  Napa,”  McLaughlin said. “Much of the  experience she  has gained there will serve  her  well as she  assumes the  City

Clerk  leadership role in Manteca.”

Blackmon, her  husband and two sons, ages  5 and  13,  plan  to relocate to the  City of Manteca.