Rancho Cordova Welcomes New Deputy City Manager, Micah Runner

Rancho Cordova, CA  |  By Maria Chacon Kniestedt, City of Rancho Cordova
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Micah Runner. Photo courtesy City of Rancho Cordova

Served as Economic Development Director for City of Stockton

RANCHO CORDOVA, CA (March 4, 2019) – The City of Rancho Cordova welcomes Micah Runner, who will serve as the Deputy City Manager overseeing Economic Development, Community Development, Facilities and the Community Enhancement Fund.

Mr. Runner has over eighteen years of experience in municipal government with a primary focus in economic development and management.  Mr. Runner previously served as the Director of Economic Development for the City of Stockton where he was responsible for economic development, housing and homeless, real property, venue management, and parking operations. He oversaw a team of 20 employees.

Prior to the City of Stockton, Mr. Runner was the Economic Development Manager for the City of Rancho Cordova, and a Senior Project Manager for the City of Sacramento.

“Micah brings a wealth of knowledge to the City that will build on the already solid reputation we have in the areas of economic and community development. I am pleased to have him return to the City of Rancho Cordova and rejoin us as a member of our leadership team,” said Cyrus Abhar, City Manager.

In 2012, Mr. Runner was recognized as one of the Sacramento Business Journal’s “40 Under 40.” He has chaired the Sacramento Metro Chamber’s Jobs and Business Growth team for Cap-to-Cap and served on the Board of Directors for the Florin Road Partnership, Power Inn Business and Transportation Association and Downtown Stockton Alliance, among others.

“I am looking forward to rejoining the City of Rancho Cordova in this new capacity.  Having worked in economic development for the City previously, I understand this community and admire the progress that has taken place in the 15 short years since incorporation. I look forward to contributing to the many innovative projects on the horizon,” said Mr. Runner.