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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 20, 2004

CONTACT: City Manager’s Office
951.413.3018

Assistant City Manager announces retirement

Barry D. McClellan, Moreno Valley’s Assistant City Manager since 1996, has announced that he will retire effective January 2005.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed working in public service, and the best years of my career have been here in the City of Moreno Valley. While I look forward to retirement, I will miss the wonderful people I’ve worked with over the years in this city,” McClellan said.

McClellan came to work in Moreno Valley in October 1986, as the city’s first Public Works Director. During his tenure he built the department from two temporary employees to a full service department of 120 employees. While serving as Public Works Director, McClellan worked through the housing and construction boom of the late ‘80s when more than 3000 homes per year were built, and one year, the number topped 4000. He also managed the Parks and Recreation Department until the hiring of George Price, the city’s first Parks and Recreation Director in 1990.

In 1995, McClellan left Moreno Valley to serve as Public Works Director for the City of Irvine. However, in December 1996, he returned to Moreno Valley as Interim Assistant City Manager and was appointed Assistant City Manager a year later. As Assistant City Manager, McClellan’s responsibilities included oversight of the animal shelter, information technology, media and communications, risk management, volunteer and disaster services, employee and labor relations, legislative advocacy, public safety contract administration, budget review, and facilities coordination.

In addition to traveling and spending more time with his family, McClellan says he plans to play more golf and may work as an engineer and/or management consultant to local governments on an interim basis. He is currently taking flying lessons to earn a private pilot certificate.

McClellan resides in Murrieta with his wife, Jeanne.