Ojai Hires City Manager Assistant

By Sondra Murphy

City manager Jere Kersnar announced Monday the hiring of longtime Fillmore city employee Steve McClary to serve as Ojai’s new assistant to the city manager. An 11-year employee with the city of Fillmore, McClary will begin his new position next month. The assistant to the city manager’s job duties include human resources and risk management, analyzing city issues, preparing staff reports for City Council meetings, and serving as public information officer.  According to city manager’s secretary Kaye Maxe, the salary range for the assistant to the city manager is $59,197 to $71,954 annually. McClary said his pay will be in the mid-$60,000 range. McClary grew up in Woodland Hills and went to college at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Wash., before settling in Ventura County. He lives in Ventura with his wife and three young sons. “I’ve always thought Ojai was a very attractive community, both from the standpoint of where to live, and where to work,” said McClary,

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