City Manager

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JASON CAUDLE

Jason Caudle, a visionary leader with a wealth of experience in public administration, currently serves as the City Manager of Lancaster, a role he has held since December 2018. With a tenure at the City of Lancaster spanning over 15 years, Caudle's dedication and strategic foresight have significantly shaped the City's trajectory.

Before his appointment as City Manager, Caudle served as Deputy City Manager for more than a decade, where he championed key initiatives that have left a lasting impact on the community. His most notable contributions include spearheading Lancaster's groundbreaking alternative energy efforts, playing a pivotal role in the establishment of Lancaster Choice Energy, the Lancaster Power Authority, and the California Choice Energy Authority which now administer affordable energy to 8 cities.

As City Manager, Caudle leads a dynamic team focused on implementing innovative projects, from Smart City initiatives to public infrastructure improvements. His strategic approach aims to incorporate cutting-edge technology and foster innovation, ensuring that Lancaster remains a "City of Firsts." Notably, he is now at the forefront of building a renewable hydrogen ecosystem, positioning Lancaster as a leader in the next wave of sustainable energy solutions.

Caudle's extensive career is underpinned by his experience as Vice President of Public Finance for an investment banking firm and as City Manager of Tehachapi, where he was recognized as one of the youngest city managers in California. His academic credentials include a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and a Master's degree in Public Policy and Administration, both from California State University, Bakersfield.

Beyond his professional achievements, Caudle is a devoted family man who cherishes time with his wife and their two children. An outdoor enthusiast, he enjoys fishing, skiing, golf, and various outdoor activities.

With his visionary leadership and steadfast commitment to the community, Jason Caudle continues to drive Lancaster toward a future marked by innovation, sustainability, and economic vitality.