John Zobler was appointed as City Manager in March 2015. Zobler is responsible for over 900 city employees and the city's general fund budget. Zobler served as Ocala’s Deputy City Manager from December 2010 until his retirement in December 2012.
Zobler originally was hired by the city in February 1999 as sanitation manager and worked his way up to assistant city manager of community services, a position he accepted in October 2008.
Zobler worked from 1984 – 1998 for Miami-Dade County before coming to Ocala.
He is a member of the International City/County Managers Association and the Florida City County Management Association.He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and Master's degree from St. Thomas University.