Steve Pinkerton has been hired as the new city manager for Davis.
The Davis City Council announced the hire late Tuesday. Pinkerton has been Manteca’s city manager for the past three years. Manteca Mayor Willie Weatherford confirmed that Pinkerton has been hired by Davis.
The DavisPatch – an online news site – posted Davis Mayor Joe Krovoza’s statement indicating that Pinkerton “has a very broad skill set that will guarantee Davis thrives in these challenging times. His experience in budget and organizational issues will serve us well, as will his expertise in planning, water, economic development and establishing partnerships with public and private entities. Steve’s references spoke of his exceptional integrity and his ability to unify divergent interests. He stood out in a field of exceptional candidates, and I know he gets – and is excited to work in – the uniqueness that is Davis, California.”
Pinkerton, 51, came to Manteca after serving as Stockton’s redevelopment agency manager since 1994. Prior to Stockton, Pinkerton worked for Long Beach and Redondo Beach.
Pinkerton told the DavisPatch that he “can’t wait to work with this dynamic City Council and a city staff that has such an outstanding reputation.” He added that he has always wanted to work for a city that was home to a world-class university such as the University of California at Davis.
Pinkerton’s father James was a professor in urban sociology at the University of Missouri. His mother Midge worked in a nearby university library. His grandfather was an alderman in Green Bay when the Packers football stadium was built.