Patrick Wiemiller Named City Administrator in Lompoc

FRESNO – Patrick Wiemiller, director of the City of Fresno’s Department of Public Utilities and Department of Public Works, today announced that he will resign those positions to become City Administrator of the City of Lompoc, Santa Barbara County.

Wiemiller’s last day with the City of Fresno will be Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. He will begin as Lompoc City Administrator on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014.

“Patrick Wiemiller has performed at a consistently high level to help the City of Fresno address our challenges over the past several years,” Mayor Ashley Swearengin said. “Patrick stepped up to meet those challenges on a daily basis. Running either the Public Works or Public Utilities department requires a tremendous amount of skill and dedication. Running both at the same requires an extraordinary amount of talent and commitment. I am grateful for his leadership and his service to the City and its residents.”

City Manager Bruce Rudd added, “Patrick has served our organization and community extremely well during one of the City’s most challenging times. His contributions are appreciated, and he will be missed.”

“It has been my privilege to serve the citizens of Fresno for over a decade, and I am proud of the accomplishments our team has achieved,” Wiemiller said. “I am thankful to Mayor Swearengin, City Manager Bruce Rudd, Assistant City Manager Renena Smith and others who have provided me the opportunity to work with the amazingly talented colleagues that I have been blessed with here at the City. I’m excited now as I embark on this next stage in my career. Fresno is my hometown and will always hold a special place in my heart.”

Wiemiller has served as director of the Public Works Department since August 2007. In February 2011, he also was named director of the Public Utilities Department, and he has held both positions since then.

Wiemiller earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a Master of Business Administration degree, both from Fresno State.

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