Manager, City of Modesto
Jim Holgersson began serving the citizens of Modesto as Interim City Manager in May 2014 and was appointed Modesto’s City Manager by the City Council on November 26, 2014.
Jim has over 35 years of management and leadership experience in municipal administration. Through his experience, Jim has developed comprehensive knowledge in finance and budget, organizational development, alternative service delivery, economic development, strategic planning and implementation, neighborhood development and human resource development.
Prior to joining Modesto, Jim served as City Manager in Michigan, Tennessee, and Texas and as Deputy City Manager in San Jose, CA. His record as a key executive includes six very diverse communities, across five states. His career also included service as the Executive Director of a foundation and as a consultant, which has provided additional perspective to his experience and knowledge of local government.
He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Government from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. He received his Masters of Public Administration (MPA), in Political Science and Government from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.
Jim and his wife Sandra reside in Modesto.