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Joanna Altman, Assistant to the City Manager, 707-648-4362,

City of Vallejo Announces Appointment of Herbert Lester as Risk Manager

Herbert LesterVALLEJO, CA –  The City of Vallejo announces the appointment of Herbert Lester in the position of Risk Manager. Mr. Lester more than 15 years of experience in risk management and organization safety.  

Mr. Lester will develop, monitor and manage the City’s Risk Management and Safety programs.  As a new position in the City, Mr. Lester will be the principal advocate furthering Vallejo’s priority of evaluating risk and managing liability. In an effort to provide strategic focus and increase efficiency, risk management efforts will be consolidated under a division of the City Manager’s Office.

“I think this is a great opportunity to establish a comprehensive safety program based on sound best practices that will enhance the safety of every employee, citizen and visitor to the City of Vallejo,” said Mr. Lester.

He brings extensive knowledge of risk management and safety programs having served as Risk Manager for the Fremont Unified School District and Director of Risk Management and Environmental Health for the Contra Costa Community College District.

Mr. Lester began employment with the City of Vallejo on August 6, 2018.