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Post Date:04/15/2020 7:09 PM

Eric Crockett has been named Deputy City Manager for the City of Chula Vista. City Manager Gary Halbert announced the promotion Wednesday, April 15.

Crockett joined the City of Chula Vista in 2006 and has served in various roles throughout the organization in Housing and Redevelopment, Development Services and most recently as the Director of Economic Development.

Crockett will lead the City’s efforts in the coming months to assist local businesses through the economic recovery from the current COVID-19 crisis. He will coordinate with regional, state and federal partners to provide the small business community all available tools and resources to help them in getting back on their feet. Crockett is developing an economic recovery plan and implementation strategy that will be presented to the City Council in the coming weeks.

“Eric Crockett has an important role in leading our business community out of this crisis” said Mayor Mary Casillas Salas. “As Deputy City Manager, he will ensure we are collaborating with local and state officials to apply the Governor’s six-point plan to ‘reopen the economy’ with a strategic and innovative approach to support local businesses.”

Crockett also is assisting in a major effort with the City’s educational and technology partners to find solutions that provide connectivity for elementary and high school families that lack broadband access during this time of distance learning.

In his new position as Deputy City Manager, Crockett will continue to oversee the City’s economic development efforts, sustainability programs and real property management. Crockett holds a master’s degree in public administration from San Diego State University.

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