The following information is from the City of Concord:
Scott P. Johnson has been chosen to fill the position of Concord’s Assistant City Manager. His first day on the job will be Monday, October 14. He fills the position left vacant when the City Council appointed his predecessor, Valerie Barone, to the City Manager position.
“We are very happy to welcome Scott to the City of Concord,” says Barone. “His experience in the financial arena will be incredibly valuable to the City as we continue our work to resolve our budget challenges over the next few years and plan for the development of the Concord Naval Weapons Station. In addition, his experiences in Oakland and San Jose and his ability to think strategically will be an asset as we move forward with addressing the council’s four areas of priority focus: long term fiscal stability and economic vitality, public safety, infrastructure maintenance, and organizational health and employee success.”
Johnson comes to Concord from the City of Oakland, where he served as Assistant City Administrator and Finance Director for the last two years. His areas of responsibility included day-to-day operations, strategic planning and organizational development, and policy support for the Mayor and City Council. Prior to his employment in Oakland, Johnson worked for the City of San Jose as Director of Finance from 2001 to 2011, managing a staff of 125 and a department budget of $15.3 million. He previously worked for the City of Milpitas, and for the City and County of Santa Clara. Johnson started his career in the private sector as an audit manager. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Accounting from California State University, Hayward.