Grand Terrace Hires Former Compton Top Administrator To Serve As City Manager

The city of Grand Terrace has selected former Compton City Manager G. Harold Duffey as its new city manager effective June 1, 2015. The council approved a three-year contract at its May 26, 2015 meeting.
“We believe that Mr. Duffey brings the desired ‘business focus’ and clear understanding of the council’s vision for the future,” said Mayor Darcy McNaboe. “His experience with municipal budgets, public safety, infrastructure maintenance, and development are an important base of knowledge that is essential for ensuring that Grand Terrace remains a sustainable, fiscally solvent community.”
Duffy brings more than 25 years of municipal experience to Grand Terrace. He started his career at the city of Riverside, and later held positions at the county of San Bernardino, the city of Sacramento and the county of Yolo. He also served as city administrator in Oroville, California. He is a graduate of the University of Redlands where he received his Bachelor of Arts in political science and sociology. Duffey also received a Masters’ Degree in public administration from California State University San Bernardino.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for me professionally and personally. I started my higher education and career in the Inland Empire,” said Duffey. “I am excited about returning here to work with policymakers that value fiscal prudence and service standards to maintain or enhance the quality of life for the residents of Grand Terrace.”
Duffey will be paid an annual salary of $180,000 plus $51,775 in benefits including an annual $4,800 car allowance for a total of $231,775. He will also receive a one-time moving stipend of $3,500 and a laptop computer not-to-exceed $1,300. The city of Grand Terrace is a partial-service council-manager form of government. The city manager is appointed by the city council and is responsible to the city council for the administration of all municipal affairs placed in his charge. Duffey replaces interim city manager Carol Jacobs who has held the interim post since January of 2015.

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