After a months-long search, Lompoc has a new city manager.
City officials announced Tuesday that Jim Throop has been selected to fill the role following the resignation last year of Patrick Wiemiller, who left to take a position with the City of Santa Maria.
Throop comes to Lompoc from Oxnard, where he served as Chief Financial Officer for the City. Before that, he served as director of administrative services for the City of Paso Robles.
The selection process for a new city manager involved a recruitment process that incorporated a community survey, city officials said.
"Throop’s experience in finance and problem-solving abilities made him a stand-out," Lompoc Mayor Bob Lingl said in a press release. "Our city council looks forward to welcoming Jim to the city, and moving forward with Jim’s leadership in these challenging financial times."
City officials say Throop has more than 30 years of financial management experience in the public as well as private sectors throughout his career.
His first day on the job is scheduled for July 30. He will be introduced to the Lompoc City Council on June 19.
Lompoc Director/Assistant City Manager Teresa Gallavan has been serving as interim city manager since Wiemiller’s departure.