WBCP, Inc.
  • 16-Oct-2018 to 13-Dec-2018 (PST)
  • City of Petaluma
  • Petaluma, CA, USA
  • Full Time



Salary: $200,000 - $240,000 Annually DOE/DOQ


"Petaluma, Sonoma's Hidden Gem" Wine Spectator Magazine, September 2018



The City of Petaluma is looking for a City Manager who has a desire to become part of our community, taking an interest in our city's culture, history and vision.  The City Manager will be an experienced public administrator, well-grounded in the practices and principles of human resource management, fiscal management, budget development and staff leadership; ideally with municipal leadership experience in California.  Additionally, our ideal candidate will be a successful negotiator, familiar with employee contract negotiations, and embrace their role as the face of the City. Petaluma's next City Manager needs to be forthright, resilient and a strategic leader who demonstrates confidence, balanced with humility and empathy for others. Petaluma needs a community organizer and promoter with solid consensus building skills and who will operate within a strong ethical framework.  The ideal candidate will have adept communication and presentation skills, a desire to advance Petaluma's transit oriented development plan, be financially savvy, and be a catalyst for smart growth through economic development strategies that meet the community and Council's goals.


For more information see the complete brochure:




Interviews will take place on December 15th and 16th, 2018; candidates will need to be available for both days (this will include two panels: Council Elect and selected department heads, and current Councilmembers). Additionally, there will be a possible 2nd round of interviews, with newly elected and recently seated Councilmembers on January 12th, 2019.


Please contact your recruiter, Wendi Brown, with any questions:

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