Rialto Hires Its Former Public Works Director As City Manager

Marcus Fuller, who previously during his professional municipal management career bounced between Rialto and Palm Springs, has been hired as Rialto city manager.
He will leave his current position as Palm Springs’ assistant city manager and rejoin Rialto as its top administrator on June 21. The Rialto City Council on May 25 voted unanimously to ratify a contract with Fuller that will pay him a $275,000 annual salary along with benefits and perquisites of $118,500 for a total annual compensation of $393,500.
Fuller, who served as Rialto’s public works director from 2012 to 2014, said he was “humbled and honored” to accept the job.
Fuller in 1995 began his public career with La Paz County, Arizona as an assistant engineer. He worked in the engineering department in La Quinta in Riverside County and was later hired as assistant city engineer. In 2012, Fuller was hired as Rialto’s public works director and city engineer. He returned to Palm Springs two years later when he was offered the assistant city manager/chief operating officer position.
Fuller has a degree in civil engineering from Northern Arizona University, and has a master’s degree in public administration from California State University, San Bernardino.
Fuller and his husband Noel have two children, Jordan and Jaidyn. Their household includes Noel’s parents.
Fuller was the finalist in a recruitment that involved 85 applicants to take on the responsibility of running the city of 104,000 population, replacing Fire Chief Sean Grayson, who has served as the acting city manager since former City Manager Rod Foster was forced out from his position after Mayor Deborah Robertson came to believe that he was in some fashion involved in an investigation into her use of her mayoral position to steer more than $200,000 in city subsidizations to a nonprofit organization headed by Robertson’s daughter.

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