Grass Valley names Kiser as city manager |

Grass Valley names Kiser as city manager

Grass Valley announced Tuesday that Tim Kiser will take on the role of city manager — a position that has been open since February.

Kiser has 12 years of experience working with the city and is currently juggling multiple positions, which include interim city manager, public works director and city engineer. He is expected to be officially appointed to his new role at the Sept. 12 city council meeting.

The council conducted a statewide search before offering the job to Kiser, according to a news release.

“Tim has been a key part of the success of the city and we are thrilled to promote him to this important position,” Mayor Howard Levine said in a news release.

Kiser said he will slowly transition out of his other roles with the city and a search for replacements will soon begin.

Looking ahead, Kiser said he plans to finish the restoration project for the 100-foot-deep sinkhole that opened up in January on Freeman Lane and meet with city council members to set goals. He said he’s mostly familiar with the tasks ahead after serving eight months as interim city manager.

Kiser is a Napa County native who graduated from Sacramento State with a degree in civil engineering. He served as a senior engineer for Placer County before moving to Grass Valley in 2005.

“Tim’s passion for Grass Valley, his knowledge of the community and the city make him the perfect choice for this position,” Levine said. “We are excited for the future of Grass Valley.”

To contact Staff Writer Matthew Pera, email or call 530-477-4231.

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