Jeff Wan Clayton Mayor

Clayton welcomes new city manager, Bret Prebula

Jeff Wan Clayton MayorCLAYTON, CA (May 18, 2023) — I’m happy to announce that the Clayton City Council has hired a new full-time city manager, Bret Prebula.

He has a master’s degree in business administration and started his career in government 15 years ago as a department analyst with Napa County. Prebula advanced quickly in his career, taking roles as the administrative manager for the Napa County Department of Corrections, a principal management analyst in the Napa County Executive Office, the assistant treasurer-tax collector for Napa County, and managing a $700 million investment portfolio before moving on to become the finance and IT director for the city of Napa, finance director for the city of Benicia and most recently the assistant city manager for the city of Benicia.

This concludes a hiring exercise that occurred over the last several months and is critical in the efficient operations of the city. I want to thank Ron Bernal for stepping up on an interim basis while we conducted our search, and I look forward to working with Prebula and the new ideas and energy he will bring to the city.

I’d like to give everyone a friendly reminder to watch your speed as you drive through town. Enhancing pedestrian and traffic safety has long been an area of focus for me, and with our new police chief, I’ve emphasized the desire to maintain safe roads for our residents.

In an effort to address excessive speeding and overall traffic enforcement, the Police Department created a new traffic safety officer assignment. The primary function of this officer will be to enforce traffic laws in an effort to educate the motoring public and reduce speeds. In addition to speeding, all moving violations will be addressed. The traffic officer also will deploy the police decoy vehicle and radar trailers in an effort to maximize visibility.

In other exciting news, the summer Concerts in The Grove started May 13 and will continue every other Saturday through Sept. 16. See the city of Clayton’s website at to learn more or go to

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