Jesus Nava was appointed as Oxnard’s Assistant City Manager effective December 19, 2016. He oversees the Finance, Human Resources and Information Technology departments; the Public Information Office division of the City Manager’s Office; and the Cultural and Community Services Department, which includes the Library, Recreation and Community Services, Performing Arts and Convention Center and Carnegie Art Museum.
Prior to joining the Oxnard team, Nava worked as chief administrative officer for the Santa Clara Valley Water District; finance director/treasurer for the City of Burlingame, Calif.; deputy city manager for city council relations at the City of San Jose, Calif.; city manager for the City of Las Cruces, N.M., and assistant city manager for the City of Laredo, Texas. He is bilingual in English and Spanish.
Throughout his career, Nava has been actively involved in forging relations with Latin American cities. In November 2016, he led a delegation of U.S. municipal government officials to Mexico City to meet with representatives from Mexico and Cuba to discuss municipal government challenges and opportunities for international municipal government collaborations.
He is an active member of the International Hispanic Network and the International City/County Management Association. He was also a member of the Government Accounting Standards Board Advisory Council.
Assistant City Manager
300 West Third Street
Oxnard, CA 93030