PLACEMENT NEWS: Gerry Beaudin now serves as City of Pleasanton’s new Community Development Director

Gerry Beaudin, Community Development Director for City of Pleasanton

After a very competitive search, we are pleased to announce that Gerry Beaudin has been named as City of Pleasanton’s new Community Development Director.

We’re very excited to have Gerry join the team,” said City Manager Nelson Fialho, “In a crowded field of highly competitive candidates, Gerry distinguished himself to be a bright, creative and balanced thinker to match his impressive track record in city planning and community development.”

Gerry’s previous appointments include Zoning Administrator for the City of Mountain View, Principal Planner for South San Francisco, Assistant Planner for Los Altos, Assistant Planner in Toronto, Canada, and as a private planning consultant. His extensive experience includes working with large city projects, private residential developments, and creating/implementing the long-range master plan for biotech giant Genentech’s 200-acre campus.

Gerry possess the diverse experience required to manage Pleasanton’s residential/commercial development and downtown revitalization projects, including the Community Development Department’s $10 million budget, its 42 full-time employees and consultants.” said Julie Yuan-Miu, Senior Recruiter at Teri Black & Company, LLC, an executive search firm specializing in local government placements.

Gerry acquired a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography from Queens University, Canada. He holds accreditation from the American Institute of Certified Planners and the U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design. ,He is also a graduate of the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Why be Redwood City’s Next City Manager? Top 10 Reasons

City of Redwood City, California

Right now we have the privilege of representing the City of Redwood City in the search for its next City Manager. The current Manager, Bob Bell, has been generous enough to share his thoughts about his tenure and what a profound affect this special community has had on him both professionally as well as personally. You can find his Reflections here:

Obviously, we are totally biased, but we think it’s important for you to know the Top 10 Reasons we think you should want to be the next CM in Redwood City:

  1. RWC maintains rare community connections that are meaningful & make a difference.
  2. A great local culture with incomparable energy and buzz.
  3. A constant celebration of the City’s incredible diversity.
  4. A vibrant downtown area with world-class entertainment and dining.
  5. Thriving local art community, including regular art exhibits at City Hall.
  6. An increasingly popular location for high tech, plus Stanford is expanding here!
  7. An outgoing City Manager who really loves his job!  Really.
  8. A competitive compensation package.
  9. A City Council and community that value the importance of the City Manager role.
  10. Last but not least, one of the best executive teams in the business. Seriously.

There are many more reasons to want to serve in this dynamic and diverse city. Consider these Top 10 as an easy place to start. 424.296.3111 for more info.

RECRUITMENT SPOTLIGHT: Susanna Chan appointed as Public Works Director for the City of Los Altos

Susanna Chang, Public Works Director for the City of Los Altos

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Susanna Chan as Public Works Director by the City of Los Altos. She comes from the City of San Mateo after 13 years of executive service in the public Engineering sector.

“Susanna has considerable experience managing a broad range of engineering and maintenance functions and major capital improvement projects,” said Marcia Somers, City Manager of the City of Los Altos. In fact, Susanna managed several high profile projects during her time in San Mateo, including an aggressive 20-year, $840 million Capital Improvement Program for the city’s sewer system.

“The City of Los Altos might be the busiest little city on the West Coast with more than 37 city improvement projects currently open and active. Susanna is the perfect candidate to jump right in and ensure the successful completion of the city’s vision,” said Teri Black, President & CEO of Teri Black & Company, LLC, an executive recruiting firm specializing in local government placements.

Susanna’s background also includes working for the City and County of San Francisco, the City of Concord, as well as five years as an Engineer in the private sector.  She has a B.S. in Civil Engineering and an M.S. in Environmental Engineering, both from UC Berkeley. Susanna is licensed as a Registered Professional Engineer and holds a certificate in Construction Quality Management for Contractors from the Army Corp. of Engineers.