City Manager's Office

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Evert Palmer
City Manager
50 Natoma St
Folsom, CA 95630
Phone: 916-461-6010
Fax: 916-351-8901

Mission Statement

The mission of the City Manager's Office is to sustain and enhance the high quality of life in the Folsom community by implementing City Council policies, develop and maintain responsive City programs and services within approved budgetary guidelines, provide leadership and motivation to City staff, maintain and plan for fiscal integrity, and initiate and continue strong relationships with local and regional businesses and governmental agencies.


City Manager Evert Palmer

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The Folsom City Council appointed Evert Palmer as City Manager in October 2011.  He previously served as Folsom’s Assistant City Manager, Director of Administrative Services, and Assistant Director of Finance/Information Technology Manager.  He has worked at the City since 1996.

Evert is an International City/County Manager’s Association (ICMA) Credentialed Manager.   He holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Golden Gate University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Chapman University. He has a Certificate of Achievement in Municipal Leadership from the University of Southern California School of Policy, Planning and Development.

Evert is a member of Phi Alpha Alpha, the International Honor Society for Public Administration and ICMA.  He is an Adjunct Professor of Public Administration at Golden Gate University and a graduate of the class of 1997 Folsom Leadership.

Evert and his wife Laura have two children and eight grandchildren.

Assistant City Manager Elaine Andersen

Elaine Andersen joined the City Manager’s Office in 2005 as Assistant to the City Manager, was promoted to Deputy City Manager in September 2013 and was named Assistant City Manager in September 2015.  She came to Folsom from the City of Sacramento, where she served as Special Projects Manager in the City Manager’s Office and the Department of Transportation, as well as a Media and Communications Specialist for the Public Works Department. 

Previously, Elaine was Operations Manager/Account Supervisor for the Nelson Communications Group, and a Staff Services Analyst for the State Department of Finance and the State Treasurer’s Office.

Elaine has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.  She lives in Folsom with her husband Jay and two children.


City Manager Department Contact Information
Evert Palmer City Manager 916-461-6010
Elaine Andersen Assistant City Manager 916-461-6010
Christine Brainerd Communications Manager 916-461-6013
Jennifer Cannell
Executive Assistant to the City Manager 916-461-6014


Folsom's City Manager History

Evert Palmer 2011 - Present
Kerry Miller 2006 - 2011
Sam Spiegel (Interim) 2006
Martha Lofgren 2000 - 2006
Michael Frost 1993 - 2000
William Kime 1986 - 1993
David Mansfield 1980 - 1986
James Erickson 1975 - 1980
 Cyril Thomas 1967 - 1974
 Thomas Llewellyn 1960 - 1967