City of Poway unanimously approves new City Manager

Dan Singer, Poway City Manager

The Poway City Council unanimously selected Dan Singer as its new City Manager from among 65 candidates presented by Teri Black & Company, LLC, an executive search firm based in Southern California.

Mayor Don Higginson commented, “Dan was the Council’s unanimous choice. He is a veteran City Manager who is highly qualified and will be a wonderful addition to City staff and the Poway community.” Mr. Singer is expected to begin work in Poway on June 1. Located in San Diego County, Poway serves just under 50,000 residents with a total operating budget of nearly $73 million.

Dan has more than 20 years of local government experience; he currently serves as City Manager of Goleta, a post he has held since September 2005.  Goleta Mayor Michael Bennett praised Singer’s performance as City Manager, saying he had left the city as one of the safest in California, with stable finances and an impeccable staff.

Along with his extensive municipal experience and expertise, Dan has also served on numerous non-profit and civic organization boards. Prior to joining Goleta, he served as City Manager of Ojai in Ventura County for 12 years, having worked his way up from Assistant to the City Manager.

Singer received two master’s degrees: one in Political Science and one in Public Administration, both from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. He also holds a certificate in Conflict Resolution.

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