John Tresidder is no longer employed as Manteca’s city clerk.
Tressider had been in the position that was renamed Director of Legislative Services/City Clerk for less than four months.
City Manager Miranda Lutzow on Tuesday confirmed Tressider, who she hired for the position in May, was no longer with the city.
She declined to answer other questions due to it being a personnel matter.
The existing staff in legislative services will perform the tasks connected with the current election and city clerk duties until such time a replacement is found. Assistant City Manager Lisa Blackmon, who previously served as the city clerk, will also oversee the department.
Tressider — along with all other municipal department heads except for Fire Chief Kyle Shipherd — are at will employees.
Manteca before Tressider’s departure that was noted Tuesday by the removal of his name and photo from the city’s website, the city had four department head vacancies but was only actively pursuing filling three of them.
The search is underway for a finance director, in-house city attorney, and police chief. The positon of parks and recreation director is vacant pending further review of the city’s budget that is being impacted by a number of things including a drop in sales tax revenues from the pandemic.
Shipherd is the only one of the nine department heads employed a year ago that is still on the city payroll besides Blackmon who was promoted earlier this year to assistant city manager.
Prior to being hired in Manteca Tresidder worked in Merced for 6½ years in the City Clerk’s Office. He worked his way up through the ranks in Merced by starting as the Records Clerk for the office. Less than a year later, he was promoted to the Deputy City Clerk position and took over all agenda related matters. Tressider in February 2016 replaced Lutzow as assistant city clerk in Merced.
Tresidder successfully helped Merced transition to council districts from an at large election system providing for a more diverse City Council. He also assisted Council in revising the City Charter with a Charter Review Committee and placing several measures on the most recent primary election.
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