Romney Institute Alumni Board

Bob Adams, MPA 1975

Bob Adams, MPA 1975

Membership Information:

Member Since: 2022


Job Title: Retired: City Manager
Company: City of Manteca, California


  • California Municipal Finance Authority (CMFA) board member
  • California Foundation for Stronger Communities (CFSC) board member
  • California City Management Foundation (CCMF) member
  • International City/County Management Association (ICMA) life member
  • Church service
  • Community service
  • Travel


Bob Adams has over 40 years of experience in local government management. In addition to a broad understanding of all city services, he has expertise in change management, sharing and consolidating services, public/private partnerships, performance management, team development, goal setting, and civic engagement. Bob has significant expertise in finance, human resources, economic development, and labor relations.

Bob served as the full-time City Manager for the California cities of Dinuba (7 years), Lafayette (8 ½ years), and Manteca (12 years).

In addition, since his retirement, he has accepted assignments in California as the Interim City Manager of Vallejo, Desert Hot Springs, Lincoln and Tracy. He also served as Madera Interim Human Resources Director, Vallejo Interim Development Services Director, and Coachella Interim Public Works Director.

Bob received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley, majoring in Criminology. He also earned a Master of Public Administration degree from Brigham Young University.