November 9, 2017
City Manager Announces the Appointment of Patrick Wiemiller
as the City’s New Assistant City Manager
City Manager Rick Haydon is pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick Wiemiller as the City’s new Assistant City Manager. This position serves primarily as the operations officer for the City Manager, dealing with administrative assignments, operational issues, and overseeing the City’s budget process.
Mr. Wiemiller comes to the City of Santa Maria after serving nearly four years as the Lompoc City Manager. He previously worked for the City of Fresno as its Director of Public Works and Public Utilities, for the City of Tracy as Public Works Director, and for the Fresno Irrigation District as Chief Administrative Officer. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance at California State University, Fresno, and later earned a master’s degree in business administration from the same university.
“I am looking forward with excitement to serving the City of Santa Maria and its people,” Wiemiller said. “In addition, it’s a great opportunity to partner with Jason Stilwell (incoming City Manager) and the Santa Maria City Council to further the quality of life in the community.”
This means that the City’s top two executive management positions will be changing. Haydon retires on December 5th and will be succeeded by current Assistant City Manager Jason Stilwell. Mr. Wiemiller is anticipated to come on board after the first of the year.
“The City conducted a recruitment for the Assistant City Manager position and was able to interview candidates from various parts of the State that applied,” Haydon said. “We were impressed by the caliber of candidates that were interviewed and at the end of the day, chose a local candidate that is familiar with the issues facing the Central Coast. Patrick has a vast and extensive background in municipal services, is very well respected by his peers, and he will be an excellent addition to the City’s executive management team.”