Mark Watkins  
City Manager's Office
Title: City Manager
Phone: 805-654-7740
Mark Watkins


Ventura City Council unanimously named Mark Watkins City Manager on February 11, 2013. Watkins comes to the City with nearly thirty years of local government experience.   Mark worked for the City of Thousand Oaks prior to Ventura where he had served as Assistant City Manager, Public Works Director, and Deputy Public Works Director/City Engineer.  Prior to his position in Thousand Oaks he served as the Maintenance Services Manager for the City of Ventura and Civil Engineer for Kern County.  Mr. Watkins holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from California State University Northridge and a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from California State University Chico.  He is also a graduate of the prestigious Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Mark is an ICMA (International City/County Management Association) Credentialed Manager and a California Registered Civil Engineer.

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