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|Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait Announces Bob Wingenroth As City Manager|
ANAHEIM, CA - (June 6, 2012) - Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait, together with the City Council, this evening announced the unanimous selection of Bob Wingenroth as Anaheim City Manager. The announcement was made at the regularly scheduled City Council meeting. His contract is anticipated to be formally approved at an upcoming City Council meeting.
As Anaheim City Manager, Wingenroth will preside over a $1.4 billion budget, and a variety of capital projects for a population of 341,000 residents and more than 20 million visitors annually.“I am pleased to make this announcement,” said Mayor Tait. “We had several strong candidates, all of whom were highly qualified, but Bob has something extra. His collaborative management style, his financial acumen, and his strong commitment to a healthy, connected and kind community will benefit Anaheim residents and businesses for years to come. We have big challenges ahead and this City Council agrees he is the right person for the job.”
“I am honored and humbled by this opportunity provided to me by our Mayor and City Council. I look forward to serving our wonderful City and working together with our dedicated and talented employees and community leaders,” said Wingenroth.
Wingenroth was named as Anaheim’s Acting City Manager on Nov. 15, 2011. He joined the City of Anaheim in November, 2010 as the City’s Finance Director. During his tenure he was responsible for the overall operations of the department, including accounting, budget, information services, payroll, purchasing, risk management, and workers compensation.
Wingenroth has served more than 30 years in local government finance, with the cities of Huntington Beach and Phoenix, Ariz. As Finance Director with Huntington Beach (2009-2010), he managed the city’s budget, developed a five year financial plan, and strengthened the city’s financial reserve policy.
In 1980 Wingenroth began his career with the city of Phoenix, was named City Auditor in 1999, and promoted to Finance Director in 2005. Phoenix, a municipality of 1.4 million residents, had a $3.4 billion budget. He administered the fiscal management of $2 billion in financing projects including the Convention Center and Hotel, the Valley Metro transit rail system, water and wastewater infrastructure, public safety and recreation facilities.
Wingenroth is an active member of the community. In Phoenix he volunteered for the YMCA, and earned Volunteer of the Year honors in 1996. He served on various boards in Phoenix, including the Bond Oversight Committee for the Phoenix Elementary School District and the Board of the Salvation Army. He also served as the Chair of the Phoenix Community Development and Investment Corporation, an organization that helps to provide capital in under-served areas of the community.
Wingenroth received his B.S. in Accounting and his MBA from Arizona State University, and also earned his Certified Public Accountant certificate in Arizona.
ABOUT ANAHEIM –The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation’s premier municipalities and is one of California’s most populous cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 348,000 residents and more than 2,900 City employees. The municipal corporation’s annual budget is $1.6 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as: Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc.; L-3 Communications; Pacific Sunwear; and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including: Angels Baseball; Anaheim Ducks; the U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team, and the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with: The Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast; Honda Center; City National Grove of Anaheim; Anaheim GardenWalk; Angel Stadium of Anaheim; and ARTIC (Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center). In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes more than 20 million visitors to the City, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.
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