About the City Manager
Mr. Esqueda is responsible for leading the implementation of public policy priorities adopted by the Mayor and City Council. Mr. Esqueda works with City staff and community stakeholders to optimize city operations, improve customer service, improve program and service quality, and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of program and service delivery.
During Mr. Esqueda’s 32-year professional career he has worked for local governments as either a private-sector consultant or executive-level Department Director. Most recently, Mr. Esqueda served as the first-ever Associate Vice-President for Water and Sustainability at Fresno State, and he also served as the Director of Public Utilities for the City of Fresno.
Mr. Esqueda has experience working with local governments across the nation on strategic planning and organizational strengthening; employee leadership and development; financial management and planning; economic development planning; capital program planning and implementation, and operations optimization. Mr. Esqueda offers the City a unique blend of private-sector business expertise and public policy implementation expertise. Mr. Esqueda was born in Sanger, California; graduated from San Jose State University with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, and he remains a licensed professional engineer in multiple states.