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.