Tim Ogden became the City of Waterford City Manager on May 23, 2011. He is becoming well acquainted with the community and forming partnerships to continue to make the City the best it can become. His vision for Waterford includes enhancing the image of the community to make it more enticing to prospective residents and businesses, and better utilizing its financial opportunities for significant river park land improvements, road maintenance, planning for industrial and business site shovel-ready locations, and the completion of a long-time planned government center. Government transparency, high ethics, fiscal prudence, and community participation are traits that Tim brings to the City.
Previous to Waterford, Tim worked at the City of Riverbank as the Director of Economic Development & Housing, and has also worked at the cities of Modesto and Ceres primarily working in economic development, public information, and finance over the last 8 years. He has served on the board of directors for Chambers of Commerce, Chaired the Stanislaus County Economic Development Action Committee, and been recognized for award winning community projects.
Tim’s education includes a Masters of Business Administration and previous to his government service, he worked in human resources and program management for a youth correctional facility. Growing up found him living in Italy, Greece, and Canada and six other states, and has been a resident of California since 2001 with his loving and patient wife and their three sons and daughter. He enjoys basketball, reading, politics, church service, dating his wife, and participating in his children’s school and sporting activities.
WHAT DOES THE CITY MANAGER DO?
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 and Parks & Recreation Director. He serves as a board member of the Animal Services Joint Powers Authority, and the Management and Finance Committee for Stanislaus Council of Governments. 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.
Call the City Hall at (209) 874-2328 ext. 103, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 pm.
P.O. Box 199
Waterford CA 95386