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City Council Confirms Appointment for Deputy City Manager, Finance Director

"The reorganization is an effort to create an organizational structure that increases efficiencies and capitalizes on staff strengths," said City Manager Mike Olmos. “The City is fortunate to have the knowledge and expertise Mr. Frost and Ms. Nagel bring to their positions.”           

Mr. Frost, formerly the Administrative Services Director for the City, will now oversee Airport, Transit, Risk Management and special projects. Ms. Nagel, formerly Assistant Finance Director, will now oversee Finance and Purchasing. 

Assistant City Manager Leslie Caviglia will continue to oversee the City Clerk, Community Relations, Visalia Convention Center and Natural Resource Conservation. In addition, she will now oversee Human Resources and Information Technology.

Mr. Frost has been the Administrative Services Director for the City since August, 2003. He was responsible for the business activities of the City, including Finance, Debt Administration, Treasury, Accounting, Risk Management, Human Resources, Negotiations and Information Systems. He had been the Administrative Services Director for the City of Watsonville from 1991 to 2003. He had previously worked for the City of Visalia as a financial analyst from 1984 to 1986 and as Assistant Finance Director from 1986 to 1991. He has a bachelor of arts in economics and masters of public administration from Brigham Young University.

Ms. Nagel worked as an intern for the City in 1998 in Finance and was hired as an administrative technician in Community Development in 1999. She was promoted to financial analyst in 2000, Finance Manager in 2007 and Assistant Finance Director in January, 2011. She was interim Public Works Director from January to August, 2012. She received a bachelor of arts in business administration with an emphasis in Finance in 1999 from Fresno State University.

Mr. Frost's appointment is a lateral appointment and his annual salary will remain at $148,321 plus benefits.  Ms. Nagel’s annual salary will be $121,327 plus benefits.  Since September 2013, the appointment of City Manager Olmos, Assistant City Manager Caviglia, Deputy City Manager Frost, and Finance Director Nagel has resulted in an overall annual salary savings of over $62,000 to the City of Visalia compared to previous appointments in these positions.

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