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Quintero named Merced’s Deputy City Manager


 Frank Quintero has been named Merced Deputy City Manager.


Frank Quintero


Quintero started his career with the City of Merced as an entry level Planner in April 1990 and worked up the ranks to Director of Economic Development.

“Frank successfully competed for the position of Deputy City Manager,” said City Manager Stephanie Dietz said. “Serving under five City Manager Administrations over 30 years, Mr. Quintero brings a depth of knowledge and experience about the City that is second to none. He is a tremendous asset, well respected by his peers, and I look forward to his continued success.”

Said Quintero: “I am blessed and honored to be the City of Merced’s Deputy City Manager. The face of Merced is changing, and what an awesome opportunity to be in the midst of the transition.”  I am grateful to continue serving the City of Merced, and for the mentorship provided to me from previous City Managers and Assistant City Managers.

Quintero currently serves as the Director of Economic Development, Acting Parks and Recreation Director, and temporarily handles the City’s public information officer duties.  He also oversees the development and renovation of Downtown Merced, supervises the staff at the Merced Yosemite Regional Airport, manages the City’s real property assets, and is the point person for major rail, commercial and industrial investments, and projects.

He moved to Merced in 1989 after graduating from Virginia Tech with a master’s in urban and regional planning.  After a brief term with a planning consultant firm, Quintero began working for the City of Merced in the Planning Division, and then was promoted to the Redevelopment Agency and Office of Economic Development in 1995.

When not in the office, you will find Frank spending time with his niece and nephews who reside in Merced, serving at church, or enjoying quiet time in the mountains or along the coast.

Quintero will officially begin his role as Deputy City Manager on July 26, 2021.  The salary range for the Deputy City Manager position is $149,627.71 to $181,873.33.

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