Ms. Almassy, who has been serving as the Interim Public Works Director since the end of April, began her career with the City of Stockton in 1998, as an engineering intern. She was hired as a Junior Engineer in 2005 and promoted to Assistant Engineer in 2006. After receiving her Professional Engineer License in Civil Engineering from the State of California, she promoted through all levels and engineering titles in just a few years to the position of Deputy Public Works Director. 

City Manager Black shared his vision for Stockton and how Ms. Almassy is an important addition to the leadership team. “To become the best city in America to live, raise a family, and grow a business, we need to provide an exceptional level of customer service to the community, which requires accountability, innovation and efficient and effective management of city resources. Jodi has demonstrated incredible leadership and ability to respond to community concerns and priorities, even during this most difficult period of our state and local emergency. We have seen her vision, compassion and ability to professionally manage and lead a department faced with a broad range of responsibilities and demands, and we look forward to her continued leadership as the Director of Public Works.”