City of Point ArenaThe Point Arena City Council has promoted Paul Andersen to the position of City Manager. His appointment follows the retirement of Richard Shoemaker. Andersen has worked for the City since 2016, most recently as Deputy City Manager. Andersen will manage the City’s day-to-day operations and implementation of the City Council’s goals and objectives.

His prior experience includes working as a legislative aide in the US Congress, numerous campaigns for candidates for public office, serving as a Council Member, and representing employees for public-sector unions. Andersen graduated from San Francisco State University in 1992 with a BA in Political Science from San Francisco.

Andersen’s Mendocino County connections include serving as a Legislative Aide for former Congressman Dan Hamburg, as an Information Services trainer for the County of Mendocino, as a Field Representative for the former Service Employees International Union Local 707, and as Ukiah City Councilmember.

“It is an honor to be selected as Point Arena’s City Manager,” Andersen said. “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.”