Archived News Release from 2010
For Immediate Release
City Council Appoints Interim City Manager
Redwood City, CA - November 12, 2010 - The City Council of Redwood City has named Human Resources Director Robert (Bob) Bell to serve as the interim City Manager, upon the resignation of City Manager Peter Ingram earlier this week. Mr. Bell will assume his new duties as interim City Manager effective Monday, November 15.
Mr. Bell has been with the City for five years as the Human Resources Director and also served as the Assistant City Manager for 2 years. Among other city-wide projects, he has worked closely with the City Council and City Manager’s office on the City’s strategic plan and budget reduction process.
“Bob has an excellent sense of the organization and the Council’s priorities and direction,” said Redwood City Mayor Jeff Ira. “My colleagues on the Council and I feel Bob is the right choice to keep the City moving on the right course. We also know we will be working closely with him over the next several months in selecting our next City Manager.”
Mr. Bell has over 15 years experience in public administration and over 20 years experience in human resources and labor relations. He holds a master’s degree in public administration and will be awarded a Doctorate in Organization Leadership from the University of San Francisco in December of this year.
Jeff Ira, Mayor