published on January 25, 2022 - 3:11 PM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

The City of Fresno officially announced Tuesday that City Manager Thomas Esqueda has retired. Esqueda served as city manager for 13 months.

A press release from the city announced that he was moving to South Carolina with his wife to spend more time with his son, daughter-in-law and grandson.

“Having been born in Sanger and being afforded the opportunity to return home to serve as the City Manager for the City of Fresno has been a dream come true,” said Esqueda. “It was an honor and privilege to serve as Mayor Dyer’s City Manager, and to serve the residents of the City of Fresno.”

Esqueda’s last day will be Feb. 1.

Current Assistant City Manager Georgeanne White will replace Esqueda Feb. 2.

White has spent nearly two decades with the City of Fresno, according to a news release. She has served as chief of staff for former mayors Alan Autry and Ashley Swearengin. White has also been responsible for the City of Fresno’s internal service departments including the Finance, Budget, Personnel, Information Service and Facilities departments.

“I am excited and honored to take the next step in my career as the City Manager,” said White. “I am thankful for the opportunity that Mayor Dyer is providing me and I look forward to working with him and the entire City team.”

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