Galt City Manager Jason Behrmann announced Thursday that he is resigning to become Elk Grove’s assistant city manager.
Behrmann has worked for Galt for more than nine years, three years as assistant city manager and nearly six years as city manager. Both Galt and Elk Grove city officials praised his accomplishments during his tenure.
Elk Grove officials, in announcing his selection as assistant city manager, said Behrmann has been responsible for transforming the city of Galt into a business-friendly, economic development-focused organization with a comprehensive economic development strategy that included collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce. They cited achievements that included spearheading a major historic downtown revitalization and leading efforts to attract the San Joaquin Delta College Education Center to Galt.
In Elk Grove, Behrmann’s primary focus will be working with the Public Works, Planning and Building departments to help guide the city’s growth in a 1,200-acre master plan area west of Highway 99, north of Kammerer Road.
“We are very excited to have Jason join the city of Elk Grove,” City Manager Laura Gill said in a written statement. “His experience in city leadership, coupled with his proven track record of change and innovation will be a valuable addition to the management and development of the city of Elk Grove.”
Galt officials said Behrmann’s last date of employment there has not been determined, and he has indicated he will work with the council and staff to ensure a smooth transition.
“Jason Behrmann was the best thing that happened to this city,” Galt Mayor Mark Crews said in a written statement. “I wish him the best on his new adventure and hope our community can find another candidate of equal quality.”
Behrmann has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree in public affairs from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University.