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Posted on: April 13, 2022

Rene Mendez appointed as new Watsonville City Manager


We are thrilled to announce that the Watsonville City Council unanimously appointed Rene Mendez as the new City Manager!

Rene comes to the City of Watsonville with three decades of experience in state, county, and city government and has spent the last 17 years serving the community of Gonzales as the City Manager. The first-generation Mexican American holds a master’s degree in public policy from Duke University and has broad experience in working in and for demographically and geographically diverse communities. 

We look forward to welcoming him to Watsonville this coming July! 


¡Estamos encantados de anunciar que el Concilio Municipal de Watsonville nombró por unanimidad a René Méndez como el nuevo Administrador de la Ciudad!

Méndez tiene tres décadas de experiencia en el gobierno estatal, del condado y de la ciudad y ha pasado los últimos 17 años sirviendo a la comunidad de Gonzales como administrador de la ciudad. Méndez, un mexicoamericano de primera generación, tiene una maestría en políticas públicas de la Universidad de Duke y tiene una amplia experiencia trabajando en y para comunidades demográfica y geográficamente diversas.

¡Esperamos darle la bienvenida a Watsonville este julio!

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