Clovis City Council appoints Luke Serpa as Interim City Manager


On Oct. 4, Luke Serpa was appointed interim City Manager in a unanimous vote by all five Clovis City Council Members. The move will become effective on Dec. 31 following the retirement of the current City Manager Rob Woolley.

Serpa has served the City of Clovis for 11 years as Assistant Public Utilities Director for eight years, and as the Public Utilities Director for three years.  Prior to working for the City, Serpa worked 17 years with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, and three years with the Regional Water Quality Control Board.

“As the Public Utilities Director, and a Clovis resident for over 30 years, Luke has earned the respect of his colleagues in the City, and the trust of the City Council,” said Clovis Mayor Nathan Magsi. “We are all looking forward to working with Luke at the helm.”

Serpa graduated from Fresno State in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.  He and his wife Kathy have lived in Clovis since 1986 and have two sons in college.

“Luke is an excellent choice to continue the strong commitment of service to our citizens,” said retiring City Manager Rob Woolley. “Once everyone begins to work with Luke, they will be as equally impressed as I am.  The City is in good hands.”