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Scully Leaving Post For Placer County
City Manager Resigns
Shown shortly after joining the City of Riverbank as City Manager in this file photo, Sean Scully will be leaving for a new post in Placer County. Virginia Still/The News

Riverbank City Manager Sean Scully has submitted a notice of resignation to the Riverbank City Council, formally resigning his position as City Manager effective Jan. 14, 2022. Scully was selected and appointed as the new City Manager for the City of Lincoln in Placer County and will assume that role in late January.

“It is hard for me to express in words the immense gratitude and respect I have for the City Council, City Staff and Community,” stated Scully. “I have fully enjoyed virtually every single moment of my five years of service to the City of Riverbank, it has been the most rewarding of my professional career. Riverbank is in a very strong position in the region and has all of the necessary pieces needed to continue to provide the absolute best in municipal services. I will dearly miss working on a daily basis with the Council, staff and community and I wish you all the very best.”

After receiving the notice, the City Council deliberated various options and strategies to fill the upcoming City Manager vacancy. At the Dec. 14 City Council meeting the City Council unanimously appointed current Assistant City Manager Marisela Garcia as Interim City Manager to be effective Jan. 15, 2022. It is the City Council’s intention to begin the process of discussing appointment of Garcia to permanent City Manager within the months following her appointment as Interim City Manager.

Garcia has been employed by the City of Riverbank for 24 years and has filled a variety of roles in Recreation, Finance, and Administration. She has held key leadership positions including Finance Director, Administrative Services Director, Assistant City Manager and has previously served as Interim City Manager.

“Marisela has the Council’s full trust and confidence to carry out the important duties of this office with the highest professionalism possible,” said Mayor Richard O’Brien in reference to the appointment. “She has consistently proven to be a brilliant public servant and has provided excellent service to the City Council, staff and community. We are thrilled she has agreed to take on this role and will continue to push forward our exciting projects and improvements to our community.”