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City Manager role to see temporary change
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A temporary personnel change in the City of Turlock’s senior leadership will soon be effective, as City Manager Gary Hampton will be out on leave for a medical procedure for approximately four weeks.

In addition to her duties as City Attorney, Phaedra Norton will be serving as Interim City Manager for the duration of Hampton’s absence. The interim designation will be in place from Jan. 30 through March 1, when Hampton is expected to return.

"The Council and I stand united behind Ms. Norton as she leads Turlock in Mr. Hampton's absence," said Mayor Gary Soiseth. "She has the experience, temperament and solid judgment to move our most pressing issues forward over the next month, which will allow Mr. Hampton to focus on his health and return back to City Hall as soon as possible."

As Interim City Manager, Norton will handle all inquiries and issues related to the position’s duties. She may be reached at 668-5540 or by email at Any community questions or concerns about the changes may be directed to Mayor Soiseth at or 668-5540.