City Manager’s Office

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City Manager

Michael Pitcock joined the City of Waterford on November 15, 2017. Prior to this position, Mr. Pitcock served as Development Services Director/City Engineer with the City of Turlock. In total, Mr. Pitcock has over 27 years in public service.

Mr. Pitcock is a Registered Civil Engineer with the State of California and received a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering from California State University Sacramento.

City Manager’s Office Contact Information:
101 E Street
Waterford, CA 95386
209.874.2328 phone
209.847.9656 fax

What is the role of a City Manager?

Under policy direction, the City Manager serves as the chief administrative officer of the City of Waterford, and directs the activities and operations of the Public Works, City Clerk, Police Services, Planning & Engineering, Parks & Recreation and Finance departments. He advises and assists the City Council in the conduct of City business; provides administrative oversight to recommending and implementing policies, program planning, fiscal management, administration, and provides a variety of other responsible and complex administrative support to the City Council.

The City Manager serves as the Executive Director of the Waterford Public Financing Authority, and doubles as the Finance Director. He attends and participates in professional, state/local agency, and community meetings as necessary; stays current on issues relative to public administration and relative service delivery responsibilities; responds to and resolves sensitive and complex community and organizational inquiries, issues and complaints; establishes and maintains a customer service orientation within the City organization.

Above all, the City Manager works with and is impressed with the dedication of the elected officials on the City Council, the tireless city and community non-profit volunteers, and the wonderful team of diligent city workers who defy typical government stereotypes and do so much for the community.