The Corcoran City Council recently voted to approve the hiring of Greg Gatzka as the new Corcoran City Manager. After an extensive executive search, the Corcoran City Council found their top candidate in the County’s longest serving Director.
Last week, the Council voted unanimously to appoint Greg Gatzka as their next top administrator for the City and he will start June 21.
Gatzka brings 28 years of local government experience and a wealth of local County and City knowledge. He previously served 25 years with Kings County, and the last 11 ½ as the County’s Community Development Agency Director and LAFCO Executive Officer. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Planning from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, and a Masters of Public Administration from California State University, Fresno.
His professional career is highlighted by a solid commitment and priority to family, public service, community quality of life, transparency and ethics. Gatzka comes with an accomplished background in Community Development and local government administration that will serve as a great new partnership for the City.
Gatzka led many key development projects in Kings County, and he has been instrumental in expanding businesses and enhancing revenue growth for the County. Some of the projects he led include several large-scale commercial solar projects, Bravo Farms, Surf Ranch, and the new Jackson Ranch highway commercial development along Interstate 5.
“I am truly humbled and honored to be selected by the Corcoran City Council to serve in this key leadership position. Corcoran is a great community, and I am excited to partner my abilities with this City to continue enhancing resident’s quality of life and be a part of some amazing community projects in the works, Gatzka said.
Corcoran Mayor Pat Nolen was pleased with the appointment of Gatzka as the City Manager.
“He has the skills, experience and creativity that will have a real impact in our community, Mayor Nolan noted.
Vice Mayor Jeanette Zamora-Bragg thanked acting City Manager Reuben Shortnacy.
“I want to thank Chief Shortnacy for doing a superb job as our interim City Manager,” Zamora-Bragg added. “We did an extensive executive search and Greg was the clear choice for Corcoran. With his education, many years of public service and along with our great staff, he will keep our city moving forward.”
Councilmembers Jerry Robertson, Sid Palmerin and Greg Ojeda also expressed their excitement with Gatzka’s hiring and they look forward to the future.