Concord, CA — Concord’s Public Works Director Justin Ezell has been named the new Assistant City Manager for the City of Concord. In his new role, Ezell will assist City Manager Valerie Barone and he will specifically oversee three departments, including the City Manager’s Office, Parks and Recreation, and Information Technology.
Ezell began his career with the City of Concord in 2012, serving as the Director of Public Works. In this role, he led the management, operation and implementation of all five operating divisions within the department, including administration, infrastructure, park maintenance, fleet operations and facilities maintenance.
As Assistant City Manager, Ezell will also lead several major projects including efforts to seek community input related to redrawing district boundaries based on 2020 Census data, advocating to state lawmakers in support of City priorities, updating the City’s solid waste regulations, and continuing the City’s work to help the community recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I have tremendous respect for the Concord employees, my colleagues and our City Council. I am grateful for the opportunity to help advance our city priorities and continue making Concord a city of the highest quality,” Ezell said.
Ezell is a graduate of the University of San Francisco where he earned his bachelor’s degree in organizational behavior and leadership. He is currently enrolled in an executive MBA program through California State University, Sacramento.