City Manager's Department

City Manager

John Duckett is the City Manager and has served in this position since December of 2012. John has worked for the City since 1993 and previously held the position of Assistant City Manager and Finance Director.

The City of Shasta Lake has operated under the Council-Manager form of government since incorporation in 1993. This system combines the strength of an elected City Council with a professional manager and staff.


It is the City Manager's job is to make sure the policy decisions made by the City Council are carried out and that public services are delivered efficiently and effectively.

The City Manager is responsible for:

  • Making recommendations to the Council, which the Council may accept, reject, or modify
  • Implementing any action taken by the Council
  • Making budget recommendations to the City Council
  • Overseeing all department directors and division managers, who supervise the City's employees


The City Manager's Office includes the:

  • City Manager
  • City Clerk
  • Project Manager