ADELANTO – The City of Adelanto announced on Thursday, May 24, 2018, that they appointed an Acting City Manager during the Wednesday night City Council meeting. Unlike Interim, there is no specified time period that an Acting City Manager serves.
Brad Letner, a Spring Valley Lake resident who was originally from Battle Creek, Michigan, was voted 4-0 by the Adelanto City Council during the meeting, replacing Interim City Manager Michael Mihiser. Letner announced in April that he would be stepping down as President/CEO of the Hesperia Chamber of Commerce as soon as a replacement was hired. The replacement for Letner was hired this week, leaving him able to accept the position as the City of Adelanto Acting City Manager.
“We needed someone who is a proven leader to help guide the city and staff and Brad happened to be the right person at the right time,” said Richard Kerr, Adelanto Mayor. Although Letner does not have experience as a City Manager, Letner is an Army retiree who led large organizations with missions and managing complex programs at both a national and international level. “I am very grateful for this opportunity. It is exactly what I was looking for when I retired from the Army – a chance to continue a life of service locally using the experience and training I acquired from serving our nation,” said Letner. “Adelanto is an incredible success story, facing the complex issues that come with rapid growth. I’m excited to support the great work being done by the City staff under the leadership of our Mayor and City Council,” he added.
Mayor Kerr said that Letner has been tied to the High Desert serving on the Adelanto School Board, volunteering for Brentwood Elementary School’s PTA, St. Joseph Health, St. Mary’s charitable foundation board and Victorville Rotary Club. Letner has a master’s degree in communication. Letner’s employment with the City of Adelanto begins immediately and is a working full-time position.
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