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New City Manager on Central Coast already familiar face in community

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The Lompoc City Council has selected Dean Albro as City Manager.

Longtime Lompoc resident elevated to top spot.

A Central Coast city turned to someone already on its staff to fill its City Manager vacancy.

The Lompoc City Council appointed Dean Albro to take over the city's top non-elected post. Albro has been serving as the city's Management Services Director, and has a strong finance background.

He joined the city in 2012, after working more than two decades in the accounting department for the federal prison in Lompoc.

He'll take over the post from Jim Throop, who is leaving in January to become the City Manager for the Northern California city of Cupertino.