Longtime public servant to the town of Danville Nat Rojanasathira has recently parted ways with the town government after being a part of the community for more than 12 years.
The former administrative services director for the town has officially headed down south to become the new assistant city manager in Monterey effective last Thursday.
“While it was exciting to work on projects, policies and programs, what I enjoyed the most were the people- those whom I've had the privilege to work with to make things happen. To make a positive impact not just on the lives of community members, but the employees who deliver services to the community. You are all an amazing group of people to work with,” Rojanasathira wrote on his LinkedIn account.
Rojanasathira added that he has greatly enjoyed his time with Danville and all of the projects he has helped implement during his tenure. He said highlights of his time with the town include the vets hall, library renovation, wayfinding and EV charging station projects, as well as the community choice energy program, smoking ordinance, automated license plate readers and Office 365 implementation.
“This was a fantastic career opportunity for him, and Monterey is an area that Nat loves, so it was a great move for him and we wish him all the best,” said Geoff Gillette, the town’s public information officer.
According to Monterey City Manager Hans Uslar, Rojanasathira was selected from among a highly competitive interview process that attracted more than 190 applications from across the country.
“Nat’s credentials, collaborative leadership style, knowledge of the Monterey community, and broad expertise will provide additional energy, drive and momentum to the city of Monterey team,” Uslar said in a statement. “Our city is all about maintaining our high quality of life while balancing our traditions with our main tourism-centric economy. Nat’s specific mix of experience will be a great match for all of us…and he is a graduate from CSUMB!”
Uslar added that while in his new position Rojanasathira will earn an annual salary of $213,384.
To fill Rojanasathira’s former position, Danville town officials have announced that maintenance services director Jed Johnson has moved over to fill the role as acting administration services director. Johnson’s position will in turn be filled on an active basis by maintenance superintendent Dave Casteel.