Meet the City Manager
Jeff Pomeranz became the city manager for the City of Cedar Rapids on September 20, 2010. During his 35+ year career, Mr. Pomeranz has served as city manager for three other cities, including the City of West Des Moines, Iowa from 1998 to 2010, the City of Port Angeles, Washington from 1990 to 1998 and the City of Del Rio, Texas from 1985 to 1990.
He currently serves as Board President for the Iowa Healthiest State Initiative and has also served as Board President for the Center for Public Safety Excellence; Executive Board Member for the Iowa League of Cities; Board President for the Iowa City Management Association; Chair of the State of Iowa’s I-JOBS Board; and Adjunct Professor for the Master of Public Administration program at Drake University. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1980 and a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Alabama in 1982. He also attended the Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program at Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government.
On June 14, 2005, the citizens of Cedar Rapids voted to adopt a Home Rule Charter, which changed the form of government to the Council-Manager form. Mr. Pomeranz serves as the second city manager for the City of Cedar Rapids.