Tehachapi’s New Assistant City Manager, Christopher Kirk
Assistant City Manager at the City of Tehachapi, Christopher Kirk
For the past several years, the position of Assistant City Manager at the City of Tehachapi has gone unfilled. As of May 16, current Director of General Services, Christopher Kirk, is now filling that role.
Mr. Kirk joined the City in 2007 as the Executive Assistant to the City Manager after completion a Bachelor’s Degree in Government at the University of Texas at Austin. Upon joining the City, Mr. Kirk began work on a Master of Public Administration degree from California State University, which he completed in 2010.
Since joining the City, Mr. Kirk has grown from managing the General Administration staff to overseeing the Engineering and Capital Projects division. Perhaps more prominent than his role in completing over $6.5 million in public improvements has been Mr. Kirk’s leadership of other special projects like the community branding initiative and the bike master plan.
According to City Manager, Greg Garrett, Mr. Kirk will retain his responsibilities as the General Services Director while also assuming additional management and oversight of the public works and utility departments.
“This is a great first step in a number of planned organizational shifts,” Garrett said, “Mr. Kirk is an asset to our organization and will serve an important role as we continue to make organizational changes over the next several years, growing even more efficient and cost effective as we do.”