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: http://bit.ly/1JSoG5T

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.

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.

For related news: 
City of Poway: http://bit.ly/1tHT7Cn
Noozhawk: http://bit.ly/1kagwr0
Santa Barbara Independent: http://bit.ly/1mEXnyp 

City of Aliso Viejo names new City Manager

David Doyle City Manager City of Aliso Viejo

This week, the City of Aliso Viejo named David Doyle as its new City Manager.  Doyle begins his new role on February 10, 2013.   “What we appreciated from David as a candidate is that he had creative ideas for supporting and implementing our top goals,” said the City’s Mayor, Carmen Cave.  With more than 20 years in municipal government, Doyle brings a wealth of experience and perspective to the young city.  We are very proud of this placement and wish both the City of Aliso Viejo and David Doyle all the best in the upcoming years.