John Zobler was appointed as City Manager in November 2014. Zobler is responsible for over 1000 City employees and the City's general fund budget of $108,967,610. Zobler served as Ocala’s Deputy City Manager from December 2010 until his retirement in December 2012.
Zobler originally was hired by the City of Ocala 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, a master's degree from St. Thomas University and actively serves as a board member for the United Way of Marion County.