|Location:||City of Oxnard
City Manager’s Office
300 West Third Street
Oxnard, CA 93030
|Hours:||Monday to Thursday:
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
8:00 AM – 5:00 PMCity Manager Job Description
Exhibit A: Evaluation Form
ICMA Evaluation Handbook
Alexander Nguyen, City Manager
Nguyen was appointed City Manager in July 2018. He came to Oxnard with 20 years of municipal experience from the California cities of Oakland, Alameda, and Riverside. In Oakland, he served two years as Chief of Staff for a City Council office and 11 years as Chief of Staff for the elected City Attorney, where he was also co-creator and Executive Director of the Neighborhood Law Corps. The program won local, state, and national awards for government innovation, and continues to operate today.
In Alameda, Nguyen served as Assistant City Manager and led the turnaround of the Public Works department, which became only the second of its size in the Bay Area to gain professional accreditation. He also led the effort to build the city’s first dedicated Emergency Operations Center, along with a new fire station.
In Riverside, also as Assistant City Manager, Nguyen led the effort to fund and design a new Main Library and City Archive in the downtown. He also led the city’s Office of Homeless Solutions, which developed Riverside’s homeless policy and Housing First Plan, implemented in March 2018. His portfolio in Riverside also included Police, Fire, Parks, Museum, and Citizens Police Review Commission.
Nguyen began his professional career in social work, and is committed to volunteering. He served on the Board of Directors of Oakland’s Family Violence Law Center for 10 years, with four years as president. He recently served as Secretary of the Board for Thrive Networks, an international non-governmental organization that works to improve the health and well-being of underserved communities in Asia through evidence-based programs in the areas of water, sanitation, hygiene, and education. Thrive Networks’ programs have impacted over 1 million people living in poverty over the last 30 years.