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The City of Winters hosted a COVID style Oath of Office ceremony on the front steps of City Hall in early November to welcome in the new city manager and a new police officer.

The new City Clerk, Ashley Bussart, administered her first Oath of Office on Nov. 16 for the new City Manager, Kathleen Trepa and Winters Police Department’s new officer, Kyle Shadman.

Trepa’s first day in her Winters City Manager role was Nov. 9. Currently she has begun work to help create virtual opportunities for the public to access City services, as well as for City staff to do their work with minimal exposure to others.

She brings nearly 25 years of experience in local government as well as six years in the private sector. Trepa recently served as Assistant City Manager with the City of Concord for over three years, and previously worked for the cities of Goleta, Claremont, San Marcos, and San Juan Capistrano.

Winters Police Chief, John P. Miller, said Shadman officially joined WPD on Nov. 16.

Shadman decided to pursue a career in law enforcement in 2018. He graduated from the San Joaquin Delta College POST Academy in March 2020 where he was awarded the True Grit Award by the Recruit Training Officers. He also began working to receive his bachelor’s degree from Humphreys University.

According to Miller, Shadman hopes to bring his experience in working with developmentally disabled adults and individuals who live with mental illness to Winters to help make a difference in the community.

Shadman and his wife opened an assisted living facility for developmentally disabled adults in 2015, and a second location in 2017.

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