Greg Nyhoff, an assistant city manager from Colorado, has been selected as the new city manager for Modesto.
The City Council voted in closed session Tuesday evening to give Nyhoff the job, effective June 1.
He will succeed George Britton, who retired in January. Jim Niskanen has been acting city manager since then.
Nyhoff, one of two finalists for the position, will receive a base salary of $16,250 a month.
As assistant city manager of operations in Colorado Springs, Nyhoff oversaw such departments as parks and recreation and the airport.
According to the Colorado Springs Gazette, Nyhoff was one of three finalists for Colorado Springs’ city manager position last fall. The City Council there ultimately chose a city administrator from California for the job.
Before going to Colorado Springs in 2006, Nyhoff was city manager in Fountain, Colo., for eight years, and was city manager in Montague, Mich. before that.
A biography from a Gazette story said Nyhoff has a bachelor’s degree in public administration and economics from Calvin College in Michigan.