Jeff Kolin has been announced as the finalist in the city of Beverly Hills’ search for a new City Manager.

Kolin is currently the Santa Rosa City Manager, where he has spent the last nine years. He will replace Roderick J. Wood, who retired after more than five years as Beverly Hills City Manager.

According to a city press release, the search for a new City Manager began months ago, as the Beverly Hills City Council sought input on the community’s priorities for leaderships. Several applicants interviewed with the entire City Council.

Kolin has served in local government for 33 years and was City Manager in Pittsburg, Deputy City Manager in Santa Clarita. Prior to that, Kolin served in the cities of Anaheim, Tustin, Newport Beach, Cypress, Westminster and the County of Los Angeles.

He has also served as the President of the League of California Cities City Managers’ Department and is a Board Member of the California City Managers Foundation.

“Jeff is a seasoned veteran with an outstanding reputation who would bring to our city organization a tremendous record of executive leadership, professional accomplishment and integrity achieved throughout his career,” said Beverly Hills Mayor Nancy Krasne in a press release.