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Pitt retires from City position, will join Manufacturers Council
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Maryn Pitt - photo by Photo Contributed

After 15 years working for the City of Turlock, Maryn Pitt will begin a new job next month.


Pitt is set to retire from her position as Assistant to the City Manager for Housing and Economic Development at the end of July, and on Aug. 1 will take the helm of the Manufacturers Council of the Central Valley as its next executive director.


“It’s a great opportunity and a great fit,” Pitt said. 


In her role with the City of Turlock, Pitt served as a business ombudsman and helped spur economic activity and development by recruiting new businesses to town. Pitt also serves as President of the Turlock Rotary Club and is a member of several other boards including the Stanislaus County Workforce Development, CSU Stanislaus Alumni Advisory, and Stanislaus County Continuum System of Care. All of this has provided Pitt with extensive experience in land use, regulatory affairs, and local government.


“Maryn is a positive and energetic leader. Her warmth, collegial style, practical approach to problem solving, along with her passion for the economic vitality of the Central Valley will all be invaluable assets to the Council,” said Manufacturers Council President, Chris Savage. “The board is excited to work with Maryn as our new executive director and confident that the Council will be well positioned under her guidance to thrive in the years to come.” 


Now, Pitt will take that experience into her new role as executive director of the MCCV, which serves as the collective voice with key regulatory bodies, principally, the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District. Further, the MCCV participates in the Citizens Advisory Group of Industry, representing as one of a six pack of industries: manufacturing, agriculture, independent oil producers, poultry, dairy and wine.


“I appreciate the board’s confidence in me, and I’m delighted to have the opportunity to lead such a great organization. The Manufacturers Council provides critical representation for our region’s manufacturers; the life blood of our economy,” Pitt said. “I’m looking forward to working with the MCCV Board and its members to both educate and advocate on their behalf.” 


As executive director, Pitt will work closely with the Council’s board and working committee members to advocate on issues such as air and water quality regulations, workforce development and other critical infrastructure concerns. Pitt will succeed Joy Madison who unexpectedly passed away earlier this year.


Pitt’s departure comes as the City of Turlock searches for a permanent City Manager, among other executive positions. She said she originally intended on retiring at the end of the calendar year, but the new opportunity was too good to pass up. Pitt wished her successor — whoever it may be — well, and offered some insight on the City Hall she’ll be leaving behind. 


“There’s a great City staff here and the community has a lot of attributes and strengths to offer,” Pitt said. “There are so many industries, retailers and other new folks coming who would like to relocate to Turlock because it’s such a great community.”