Employment Agreements – City of Benicia

Erik Upson, Benicia city manager, September 2020 – present*

*Upson was hired as Benicia’s police chief in 2015. He was named interim city manager in September 2020 following the departure of Lorie Tinfow. The Benicia City Council appointed Upson to the permanent city manager position in January 2021.

Employment Agreement (2021)

Interim Employment Agreement (2020)

Lorie Tinfow, Benicia city manager, 2017 – September 2020

Separation and Release Agreement (2020)

Employment Agreement (2017)


Benjamin Stock*, Benicia city attorney, 2018 – present

Attorney Services Agreement (2018)

*Agreement is with Burke Williams & Sorensen LLP for city attorney services.


Mike Greene, Benicia police chief, September 2020 – present*

*Greene was made interim police chief when Upson was appointed as interim city manager in September 2020. Greene became the permanent police chief in January 2021.

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