City Official Announces Resignation

Deputy Mayor Roger Montero has announced his resignation, effective today.

In accepting his resignation, City Manager Andy Souza stated, “I would like to thank Mr. Montero for his six plus years of dedication and hard work on behalf of the people of Fresno. Mr. Montero will be remembered for his leadership on key City projects and initiatives, including the creation and implementation of the New Normal organizational principles, the on time and on budget completion of the baseball stadium, and the outsourcing of the Convention Center operations to SMG.”

Mr. Montero’s accomplishments during his tenure as Deputy Mayor include:

  • Completion of Pacific Institute Training by all City employees, the City’s first external training program provided to all City employees;
  • Creation of, and service as the Chairman of the Fresno Sports Council and First Tee Committee;
  • Serving as Co-chair of the Southwest Fire Task Force relating to the Archie Crippen fire that raged for 30 days;
  • Partnered with AT&T to establish the Fresno Connect Computer Labs in community centers throughout Fresno;
  • Creation of the Community Contract For Kids, a framework of common sense principles and approaches for immediate change in the education of our children;
  • Assisting in the call for legislation that will improve under performing school districts around the State of California.

“Over the last six and a half years, Fresno has taken its place as a premier City in America,” said Mayor Autry. “Roger Montero’s selfless and tireless efforts have contributed greatly to the many successes we now enjoy. I can’t thank him enough for his hard work and personal sacrifice. My family and I wish him nothing but the best in his future endeavors.”

Mr. Montero’s letter of resignation is attached, herewith.

CONTACT: Rhonda Jorn, Public Affairs Manager (559) 621-7777 Patti Miller, Public Affairs Administrator (559) 621-7795