Brian Nakamura the current city manager of Chico was appointed as the city manager of Rancho Cordova, California, Friday.

According to a press release issued by Rancho Cordova Nakamura will serve as the chief executive officer of the city starting July 1.

Nakamura was selected from a pool of 50 candidates from around the nation.

When the Chico city hall was contacted for comment a clerk said that they were unaware of Nakamura's impending departure.