Juggling multiple positions and tasks over the past few years, Escalon City Manager Tammy Alcantor will be moving to a new position at Riverbank.
Thursday September 30 will be his last working day for Escalon. She will take over as Deputy Director of Finance for the Town of Riverbank. The Times will feature a special “questions and answers” article with Alcantor on her years of service with the town of Escalon in the October 6 issue, as she concludes her career here this week.
The news of his departure prompted many members of the Escalon Senior Fun Bunch to meet Alcantor on Friday September 24th to present him with a gift of appreciation.
“She has been so supportive of our senior events and has been instrumental in helping us use the Escalon Community Center for our monthly gatherings,” said Paula Rocha, Fun Bunch member.
Mayor Ed Alves said he has worked with Alcantor for many years; he served on council for 27 years, including several terms as mayor. Alcantor currently holds the position of General Manager and Chief Financial Officer, while taking care of many tasks related to Human Resources and City Clerk.
“It was a monumental task when she took it on,” Alves said. “She took on the work of a few people and she succeeded. I wish him good luck.
Another council member and former mayor, Robert Swift, echoed the sentiment and said Alcantor had handled the workload better than anyone could have anticipated.
“She’s done a hell of a job for this town,” Swift said, adding that she also brought a “purchase” as she was involved in many community events and school activities, having brought children through the school system. Escalon. .
“It will be a really great opportunity for her,” Swift said of her arrival in the finance department at Riverbank.
For Alcantor, she said it was still the area she loved the most and was eager to take on the new role in the nearby community, a few miles from Escalon a short drive away.
Swift and City Councilor Peter Krumeich were appointed as a committee to seek ways to fill the many roles Alcantor had taken on.
“This will be the first time in over a decade that our CFO and our city manager will not be the same person,” said Swift.
Temporarily, Deputy City Manager Dominique Romo will assume the role of City Manager and Claire Tyson, with a background in government accounting, has been selected to take on the role of CFO, also on a temporary basis.
Swift said they are also developing a plan to “share” the functions of human resources and city clerk.
“She has overseen a lot of big changes in town,” Swift added of Alcantor, ranging from installing solar panels in multiple locations to new water meters, upgrades to pumping stations and the collaboration. with SSJID.
Regarding the search effort for a permanent replacement, Swift said he and Krumeich were receiving information from the various department heads and would come up with a plan in the coming weeks.
He praised Alcantor’s work ethic and achievements, wishing him well for the future.
“She created a feeling of community, a feeling of family,” he said while leading the city staff. “And she’s been very good to this city.”