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Retired city clerk Joann Tilton returns for short stint to assist city staff

Joann Tilton is back in the city clerk’s office at Manteca City Hall.

Tilton, who retired in March 2016 after serving 32 years as the city clerk, has been contracted to help handle election-related issues and other “high level” city clerk functions through February.

Tilton rejoins the city after John Tresidder left the city’s employ two weeks ago after less than four months in the position that was renamed Director of Legislative Services/City Clerk.

Lisa Blackmon, who was hired to replace Tilton to serve as city clerk before being promoted to assistant city manager, is overseeing the department until a permanent replacement is hired.

A search is also 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.

Tilton has earned the title of Master Municipal Clerk from the professional organization of city clerks. She is past president and professional development director for the City Clerks Association of California.


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