Fresno City Manager Souza Announces Resignation

Fresno City Manager Andrew T. Souza today announced that he is resigning his position after more than five years, effective in January.

A 24-year City employee who has previously served as City Controller and Assistant City Manager, Souza said he has decided to pursue other opportunities.

“It has been a privilege to work for the City of Fresno for the past 24 years, and I’m thankful for the opportunity to work with Mayor Swearengin over the past year,” Souza said. “I believe it’s now the right time for me to look at other career opportunities.”

Mayor Ashley Swearengin praised Souza for his decades of service to the City of Fresno, adding that his skills and abilities will be “sorely missed.”

“Andy’s announcement is bittersweet for me because I have come to respect his leadership over the past 12 months,” Mayor Swearengin said. “I appreciated his help in making my transition into the Mayor’s office a smooth one, and his counsel and guidance have been invaluable as the City has dealt with a number of difficult issues over the past several months.”

In keeping with a promise made during her campaign, Mayor Swearengin is in the process of conducting a national search for the City Manager position.

“I encouraged Andy to apply for the position but completely understand and respect his decision to move on,” Mayor Swearengin said. “We are continuing with the search process to find his replacement.”