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Jim Throop

Jim Throop, Lompoc City Manager

Jim Throop serves the City of Lompoc as City Manager, bringing more than 30 years of management experience in the public and private sectors. 

Jim, who was born in Orange County, has family roots on the Central Coast and served as Director of Administrative Services for the City of Paso Robles from 2007 to 2016, when he joined the City of Oxnard as Chief Financial Officer. In 2018, Jim returned to his Central Coast roots in Lompoc.

Jim has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Southern California and a Master of Business Administration from Chapman University.

Married with four grown children, Jim enjoys motorcycling and bicycling, cooking and wine tasting.