Butler had two years’ experience as City Manager of Crescent City, where he stabilized a $10-million budget, before gaining the position as City Manager of Patterson. Butler also worked in Chino, Claremont, Ontario and Pomona.
The Southern California native holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California Riverside, and a master’s degree in public administration from California State University, Long Beach.
He inherited the position from interim City Manager Jim Reese who was relieving the duties of former interim City Manager Bryan Whitemyer. Cleve Morris, who resigned on May, 13, 2010, was the last official City Manager of Patterson before Butler took office.
During Butler’s tenure, the city of Patterson saw numerous projects accomplished. Earlier this year, Project XX, later to be announced as Restoration Hardware, was announced. The North Park was revamped, and Butler oversaw the push for water studies to be done that he felt were critical to economic development.
During February of this year, Butler advocated for pay raises for managers that he felt were long overdue, including Jeff Breasher, Jeff Gregory and Mike Willett. Butler was also in support of taxing Amazon for the land and infrastructure used for their warehouse.
In September of 2013, Butler oversaw the takeover of the Teen Center after funding for the Teen Center ran out. The Teen Center later received a permanent building of its own.
In May 2013, more affordable housing was offered to Patterson residents during his time as City Manager. Butler also was the main overseer in hiring new staff for the city, including three new managers and an accountant.
According to Human Resource Manager Danielle Tucci, Butler plans to move to Upland, California where his family is located, and where he will retain employment. His post will officially be vacant sometime in late September, according to Tucci.
Updated information will be posted as it becomes available.