City Manager


John Kunkel – City Manager

The City Manager is the chief municipal officer of the city. He oversees the day-to-day operations of all city departments including Police, Public Works, City Clerk, Finance Department, Parks and Recreation and Planning and Building.

Kerman’s City Manager reports directly to the City Council and provides administrative direction to department heads based on Council goals and priorities.

The City of Kerman is: A Place Where  “Community Comes First”

Organizational Mission

•To deliver the highest quality of service in an efficient and cost-effective manner

•To ensure that the community is a safe place to live, work, raise a family, operate a business and visit

•To focus the organization’s human and capital resources on improving the community’s quality of life

Organizational Vision Statement

Facilitating progress while preserving the Community’s small town character.

Core Values

•  Being sensitive and respectful to human needs
•  Putting the customer first
•  Involving the community
•  Supporting & encouraging staff growth & development
•  Recognizing & appreciating employees

•  Pursuing excellence in everything that we do
•  Proactive approach to problem solving
•  Accepting accountability for ourselves and our work
•  Focus on detail, execution, and quality

•  Encourage cooperation throughout the organization
•  Build on strength and collective knowledge
•  Focusing on a common goal
•  Demonstrating concern for fellow team members
•  Encourage problem solving across departments

•  Demonstrating honesty, integrity, and respect
•  Promoting leadership development at all levels
•  Communicating openly
•  Foster esprit de corp in the organization
•  Focus on succession planning

•  Learning from others and past experience
•  Challenge the status quo and the way we do things
•  Investing in people and technology
•  Encourage creativity at all levels
•  Reward effective ideas

Demographics - Kerman at a Glance

Type of Government: Council – Manager
Incorporated: 1946
Elevation: 216′ Above Sea Level
Population: 14,314 (as of May 2015 DFI Estimates)
Population Growth: .7%
Average Household Size: 3.67
Median Age: 28.2
Median Household Income: $49,748
Per Capita Income: $16,664
Median Home Price: $230,00

The City of Kerman is located at the Central Valley crossroads of State Route 145 and Hwy 180, in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley.

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Contact Information
Main Office: (559) 846-9384
Fax: (559)-846-6199

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Physical Location
Kerman City Hall
850 S. Madera Avenue
Kerman, CA 93630

John Kunkel
City Manager

Helen Nazaroff
Executive Secretary
(559) 846-9450