Staff Report
Created: 06/09/2011 09:31:46 PM PDT

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – City Manager Jack Lam announced Thursday that he will retire Aug. 31 after 32 years with the city.

Lam has been city manager for 22 years.

He was hired in 1979 as the city’s first community development director. He was appointed city manager in 1989, according to the release.

Lam praised city leadership when reached Thursday night.

“Rancho Cucamonga is an outstanding city,” he said. “The city is in great hands. They have a tremendous council.

“It’s been an honor and a privilege to serve the city.”

His plans for retirement? “Everything my wife wants me to do.”

Mayor Dennis Michael credits Lam’s conservative fiscal policies for the city’s positive financial condition.

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