Greg and his wife Mary, a nurse, have a son Aaron and daughter in law, Emily residing in Goleta, CA. Aaron is a full-time doctoral student at the University of California Santa Barbara, and Emily is employed by UCSB.
In a statement to the City, Greg stated, “I am really looking forward to joining the team at the City of Eureka. I was drawn to Eureka for a number of reasons. The Mayor and City Council have a vision of improving the economic sustainability of Eureka that fit well with my background in creating collaborative partnerships with other public agencies and the private sector. The area has great natural assets and a strong retail base. I was impressed with the team of dedicated department managers and I look forward to working with them to achieve the Council’s goals of excellent customer service. I look forward to arriving soon and getting to know people in the community and to be an active participant in Eureka.”
“I am very excited to have such an experienced Manager on board with the City of Eureka”, commented Mayor Frank Jager. The City of Eureka will be conducting a background check over the next few weeks. Once the background check is completed, an employment agreement with Greg Sparks will be agendized for Council approval. Mr. Sparks has a tentative start date with the City of Eureka, of May 1, 2014.