The Marysville City Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Schaad as the City’s next City Manager. Marysville Mayor, Chris Branscum stated, “On behalf of the City Council I am so very pleased to announce we have selected Mr. Jim Schaad as Marysville’s new City Manager. In Marysville’s form of government the City Manager has momentous discretion executing policies set forth by the Council within the framework defined by state law and the City Charter and Code. Mr. Schaad has the experience, intellect and temperament to be a great success in Marysville. I personally look forward to working with and supporting Jim in his new role.“

Mr. Schaad was selected from a strong pool of 45 candidates and vetted through a vigorous recruitment process of panel interviews including with the Council, department heads, and other local public officials. For the past 18 years, Mr. Schaad has served in progressively responsible roles with the City of Fresno, culminating in his final role with the City as Assistant City Manager for the past 2.5 years.

Prior to his service with Fresno, Mr. Schaad spent 16 years providing management and technical leadership with private sector manufacturing companies. In addition, he has served as an adjunct professor at California State University, Fresno since 2001. Mr. Schaad holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Portland State University and a B.S. in Industrial Technology from CSU, Fresno. Mr. Schaad said of his appointment, “It is an honor to be selected as Marysville’s City Manager. I am looking forward to working with the City Council, staff and the community at large to provide the best possible service to residents and make meaningful positive changes to their quality of life.”

Lee Brand, previous Fresno Mayor, said of his former employee, “Jim is one of the best people I’ve ever worked with. I could always count on him to do the job and do it right. He is good with people and was well respected by his peers. It would be hard for Marysville to find anybody better than Jim. I commend the Council on their choice.”

Mr. Schaad begins his role with the City on Monday, March 1st.