Town of Paradise


Paradise Town Council Selects Kevin Phillips as New Town Manager


The Town of Paradise is pleased to announce the selection of Kevin Phillips as the new Town Manager. The Paradise Town Council will take action to formally hire Mr. Phillips at the July 14, 2020 Council meeting.  Mr. Phillips will lead the Town through the next phase of our recovery and rebuilding after the Camp Fire. “Kevin brings a depth of knowledge about the Town, our recovery and our goals that is unmatched. We know he is the right choice to lead our Town into the future.” Says Mayor Greg Bolin.


Kevin Phillips comes to Paradise after serving as District Manager of Paradise Irrigation District. As District Manager, Kevin led PID through the difficult period of water restoration after the Camp Fire. Prior to serving as District Manager, Mr. Phillips served as the Chief Financial Officer for PID for 10 years. Kevin’s strong background in finance will be vital as the Town of Paradise navigates the rebuilding process.


Mr. Phillips has been part of the Camp Fire response and recovery since November 8th and has deep ties to the community. His knowledge of public finance, significant project management, FEMA, Cal OES and disaster recovery make Kevin an asset to the Town of Paradise. Kevin’s first day on the job will be August 31, 2020. He will be replacing Lauren Gill, who will be retiring on September 10, 2020 after 35 years with the Town of Paradise, seven of those as the Town Manager.


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