Rita Geldert, Governance Committee Chair
Former City Manager
City of Vista
Rita has recently retired from the City of Vista after 17 years, fifteen as the City Manager, which capped her career in local government where she also held positions as the Director of Finance and Director of Human Resources. During her career Rita oversaw the development of the Vista Village shopping and the construction and completion of over $100million of community projects.
Rita also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Vista Community Clinic and is the Executive Director for the California City Management Foundation which is interested in the principles of good governance to assure sound and ethical leadership for communities. Other interests include assisting Operation Hope and Leap for Success. Rita’s degrees include A.S. Psychology, B.A. Special Education/Liberal Arts and MBA UC Davis. Rita and Dale have been married over 30 years, have three children and three grandchildren residing in North San Diego County.