published on October 4, 2016 - 8:07 PM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

Clovis City Manager Rob Woolley will retire at the end of the year.

Woolley, a 30-year city employee who has served as deputy finance director, finance director and, for the past six years as city manager, will step down on Dec. 31. Luke Serpa, the city’s current public utilities director, will replace Woolley as interim city manager.

“I feel most proud of the fact that 96 percent of Clovis residents would recommend Clovis to their families and friends,” Woolley said. “These are accomplishments we can all be proud of.”

After Woolley’s announcement, which was made late Monday afternoon, Clovis city leaders were quick to express their appreciation of his contributions to the city.

“Rob Woolley has provided steadfast leadership in Clovis for over 30 years,” said Mayor Nathan Magsig. “He has seen the City through an economic slowdown while maintaining excellent services for citizens of Clovis. Employee performance, City finances and public safety have all flourished under his leadership.”

Longtime Councilmember Harry Armstrong called Woolley “a stabilizing force that kept the City of Clovis together. The citizens have put more trust in the city manger’s office than has been there in a very long time.”

After he retires, Woolley said he plans to travel and spend more time with family and friends.

“Rob is leaving the City in a very strong position to continue our success,” said Councilmember Lynne Ashbeck.

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