New City Manager Hired for the City of Pomona

New City Manager Hired for the City of Pomona
December 17, 2019 Hannah Jones


Pomona hires San Clemente city manager as its next top executive

Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

James Makshanoff, currently the city manager of San Clemente, has been chosen as Pomona’s next top executive.

After a national search that attracted more than 30 applicants, Makshanoff is expected to be appointed city manager at the City Council meeting Monday, Dec. 16.

If his contract is approved, Makshanoff will receive a salary of $275,000.

“He has demonstrated integrity, a willingness to listen, and the ability to get things done,” Mayor Tim Sandoval said in a statement announcing the move.

Prior to his tenure in San Clemente, Makshanoff served as city manager in Azusa from 2012-2014, after working as assistant city manager and deputy public works director.

Sandoval cited Makshanoff’s experience with Azusa during the construction of the Gold Line and “related development will be invaluable to the City as we prepare the construction of the Gold Line to Pomona.”

Mayor Tim Sandoval announced in March that longtime City Manager Linda Lowry will retire at the end of the year.

Lowry’s last day with Pomona will be Dec. 31. Deputy City Manager Mark Gluba will serve as interim city manager until Makshanoff begins on Jan. 21, 2020.