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Posted on: June 1, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Yountville Town Council Set to Vote on New Town Manager

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Yountville, CA – The Town Council will vote at their regular meeting on Tuesday, June 6th, on a contract to approve Brad Raulston as Yountville’s next Town Manager. After an extensive recruitment process, the Town Council unanimously selected Raulston as their top candidate. Brad and his wife will live in Yountville; his first day will be June 30, 2023. Following the retirement of former Town Manager Steve Rogers, Public Works Director John Ferons was selected to serve as interim Town Manager.


Raulston has worked for the City of National City for almost 17 years and has been the City Manager for the past 4 years. In addition to serving as City Manager, Raulston was Deputy City Manager and Executive Director of National City’s CDC Housing Authority and Redevelopment Agency where he worked on numerous housing projects. Before his experience in public service, Raulston worked in the private sector with land use and development companies in the San Diego region. He also has experience managing and developing hotels and restaurants. He was President of the Binational Organizing Committee, which organized a San Diego/Tijuana bid for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. In addition, Raulston served non-profits including Habitat for Humanity, ARTS (A Reason to Survive) and Olivewood Gardens.


Raulston has a BA degree in Political Economies of Industrial Societies from UC Berkeley, studied urban design at the NewSchool of Architecture, and holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from San Diego State University.

“The Town Council made an excellent decision in selecting Brad from a large pool of applicants. We unanimously concluded that he has the qualities Yountville was looking for in our next Town Manager. He brings experience, passion, and the ability to listen to the residents and business community with a desire to help Yountville achieve its future goals,” according to Mayor Margie Mohler.


Brad has said, "I'm thankful to the Town Council and honored to be the next Town Manager of Yountville. Steve Rogers and his staff have left a solid foundation and I am committed to implementing the community's priorities while maintaining the quality of life the Town deserves. I look forward to living in the beautiful town and meeting all of the people who make Yountville so special."



is a council-manager form of government. Elections are held every two years with four-year terms for all positions. Council is responsible for appointing the Town Manager and Town Attorney.

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