City Manager's Department
Jessaca Lugo, City Manager
On June 4, 2021, the City of Shasta Lake City Council announced the appointment of Jessaca Lugo as the City Manager of the City of Shasta Lake.
Prior to the appointment Mrs. Lugo served as the Assistant City Manager for the City of Shasta Lake and has over 18 years of local government experience. Mrs. Lugo was raised in Siskiyou County, and moved to Redding to attend Shasta College, ultimately transferring to Chico State University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration management. Mrs. Lugo started her career with the Karuk Tribe as the operations manager for the Housing Authority, and then was hired with the City of Shasta Lake as a Program Manager. Over the course of her career more responsibilities were assigned, and eventually she was promoted to the Community and Economic Development Manager, and then assumed the responsibilities of Development Services Director, and ultimately was promoted to the Assistant City Manager position in 2018. Throughout her tenure in Shasta Lake, Mrs. Lugo has led the City’s community and economic development efforts, affordable housing projects, conducted complex policy and program analysis and presented recommendations to the City Council on a wide range of issues.
Jess oversees a annual budget of approximately $65M, this includes capital improvements of approximately $15M. The City has been aggressive in securing outside funding to complete vital projects including $2M in funding for fuel reduction; $2.5M for park improvements, and more recently the City was awarded over $16.5 million from the California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) Program toward the construction of a $36.5 million mixed-use development along the north and south sides of Shasta Dam Boulevard. This project has been a vision of the community for years. This is truly a major accomplishment for the City. This project will change the face of our downtown and serve as the beginning for additional investment in our great City.
The City of Shasta Lake is a full-service City, offering animal regulation, water, wastewater, and electric services. The City contracts law enforcement services with Shasta County Sheriff Department and Waste Management provides our solid waste disposal services. The City serves just over 10,200 residents.
Added City Manager, Jessaca Lugo:
“It is an honor to be the next City Manager for the City of Shasta Lake. I have had the privilege of working with an incredible staff, experienced City Council, and amazing community members. Shasta Lake is a special community. When we think of great places to live and work, Shasta Lake has it all! Generous people, affordable real estate, beautiful parks, walkable community, and not to mention location, location, location – we are the gateway to the beautiful Lake Shasta and all the recreation opportunities offered.”
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 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.
The City Manager's Office includes the:
- City Manager
- City Clerk
- Community and Economic Development Manager
- Executive Assistant