The manager of Riverside County’s third-largest city resigned Wednesday, Feb. 27.
The Corona City Council voted unanimously in a closed-session meeting to accept City Manager Darrell Talbert‘s resignation and approve a resignation and release agreement, a news release states.
A lifelong resident of the city that today has more than 160,000 residents, Talbert served Corona in various capacities for nearly 25 years.
From 1994 to 2006, he was a Corona City Council member. Since 2008, Talbert has worked as a city employee. His jobs included deputy director of community development, director of redevelopment, administrative services director and assistant city manager.
For the past four years, Talbert was city manager.
“Mr. Talbert has accomplished too many things during his career in Corona to adequately summarize them and do him justice, but it goes without saying that his love of this community will be felt here for decades to come,” Mayor Jason Scott said in the news release.
Assistant City Manager Michele Nissen was chosen to serve as acting city manager until the council selects an interim manager during the next several weeks, the release states. A former Eastvale city manager, Nissen joined Corona in July. Nissen had served as Eastvale’s manager since 2015.
The city plans a nationwide search for a permanent city manager over several months.