Chino Hills Taps Lodi City Manager To Replace Fleager

(January 8)  CHINO HILLS—The City Council has chosen Konradt Bartlam to succeed Mike Fleager as city manager.
Bartlam, 54, will become the city’s fourth city manager since incorporation.
Fleager, who has been with the city since 2009, in November 2012 had been given a contract extension through May of this year. Abruptly last May, however, Fleager announced he would leave the city last November. He has remained in place while he city was seeking his successor.
Bartlam was chosen after a statewide search and the consideration of 85 candidates.
Bartlam worked as Lodi’s community development director from 1996 until 2005, at which time he departed to work for Lilley Planning Group, a land use consultancy. He was with Lilley for three years before returning as Lodi’s community development director in 2008.
After he completed the supervision of Lodi’s update to its general plan in April 2010, he was promoted to the position of interim city manager. In November 2010, he was made Lodi’s full fledged city manager.
He has 25 years experience in municipal planning. He served as a city planner for the city of Brea from 1989 to 1996; a development services manager and senior planner for the city of Pomona from 1987-89; and an associate planner in the cities of Glendora from 1987-89 and Simi Valley from 1986-87.
In addition to expertise in land use, Bartlam has experience with regard to utility division operations.
Bartlam was making $180,746 per year as Lodi’s city manager. In Chino Hills, he will be provided with a yearly salary of $202,800, accompanied by benefits totaling slightly more than $40,000 annually. Chino Hills has also agreed to pay him a one-time residence relocation stipend of $10,000.

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