Council hires a new city manager

A NEW CITY manager was chosen by the Stanton City Council on Tuesday (File photo).

A new city manager for Stanton was hired at Tuesday’s meeting of the city council.

The new top officer of the city of nearly 40,000 people will be Jarad L. Hildenbrand, currently the city manager of La Habra Heights. Previously, he had served as city manager/city clerk of Villa Park.

JARAD HILDENBRAND, Stanton’s new city manager.

“I am excited to begin working with the city council, city staff and the community, and I am honored to have the opportunity to serve, support, and lead Stanton, a city of ‘Community Pride and Forward Vision,’” said Hildenbrand in a statement.

On Tuesday, the council voted 5-0 in favor of a contract with Hildenbrand that will pay him $180,030 annually. He will also receive a $400 a month car allowance, and a $100 a month cell phone allowance. He will begin his new duties March 19.

He holds a B.A. degree in public administration from Cal State Fullerton and a master’s degree in public administration from Cal State Long Beach.

Hildenbrand will become the first permanent city manager for Stanton since the resignation of James “Jim” Box in August 2018. Since then the post of interim city manager has been held by Robert “Bob” Hall.

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