January 21, 2021 -- Following the retirement of Assistant City Manager Paul Isaac, West Valley City has made several organizational changes to streamline the administration of the city. Mr. Isaac’s career with West Valley City spanned 27 years, during which he served as Director of Administrative Services. His duties, which included managing the Human Resource, Justice Court, Utah Cultural Celebration Center, Harman Theatre and Information Technology Divisions, have been reassigned in order to provide uninterrupted service to residents, businesses, and employees of the City.
Nicole Cottle, who has also served as Assistant City Manager during 12 of her 22-years with West Valley City, will continue in this role while taking on additional responsibilities. Ms. Cottle’s duties include overseeing Community and Economic Development and serving as General Counsel to the City. She will take on the additional responsibility of supervising the City’s Justice Court, and will continue to work closely with City Manager Wayne T. Pyle on city operations, particularly in economic development and government affairs.
Lincoln Shurtz has accepted a position to lead Government Affairs for West Valley City. He brings over 20 years of experience working in both the public and private sectors. Mr. Shurtz joins the City after working as the Director of Utah Association of Counties for the past 6 years; prior to that, he was the Director of Government Relations for the Utah League of Cities and Towns for 14 years. The City welcomes Mr. Shurtz to the team and is excited to have his expertise in house.
Steve Pastorik has been named Director of Community Development and will serve as a Department Head on the City’s Executive Staff. Mr. Pastorik’s long service to the City has resulted in the successful execution of decades of planning. He was integral to the redevelopment of many areas of the City and has provided consistent highly professional services. Mr. Pastorik has been the Assistant Director of the department as well as the Planning Director for the past eight years; he has worked in various capacities for the City for the past 24 years.
John Flores has been named Director of Human Resources for the City; he will also serve on the Executive Staff. Mr. Flores has been the Deputy Director of Human Resources for the past eight years. Mr. Flores has been integral in the modernization of the Human Resource function at the City and has consistently provided high quality essential human resource guidance during his time here.
The Utah Cultural Celebration Center and Harman Theatre have been reorganized under the management of the West Valley City Parks and Recreation Department, led by Director Nancy Day.
Mr. Isaac played an integral role in our city for decades and we wish him the best in his well-deserved retirement.