Kevin Ingram, Assistant City Manager for the City of Lakeport, was approved by the City Council on July 7 as the next City Manager, effective August 1 upon the retirement of Margaret Silveira.
In January Ingram was appointed the City’s first Assistant City Manager as part of its stated goals with succession planning. He joined City employment in December 2014 as Community Development Director after serving in planning and management positions with the County of Lake.
The initial contract with Ingram is for a term of two years and eight months, through March 31, 2023. The contract automatically renews in additional one-year increments, unless the City Council provides advanced notice of nonrenewal.
The City Manager provides day to day leadership and manages all City departments under the direction of the City Council. The City Manager is responsible for carrying out the City’s policies, rules, regulations and laws, coordinating all municipal programs and services, making recommendations to the City Council as appropriate concerning the operation, affairs and future needs of the City, participates in City Council meetings without the right to vote, and keeps the City Council advised on operation and finances.
Additional responsibilities include the preparation and administration of the City’s annual budget and providing customer service to the community.
Ingram received his Master of Arts in Public Administration (MPA) from Sonoma State University in 2013, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Regional Development and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Arizona in 2004.
Kevin is a member of the Rotary Club of Lakeport. His wife, Jenni Ingram, is a music teacher with the Lakeport Unified School District and they live in Lakeport with their four children.