Last year, current City Manager Jeffrey R. Epp announced his retirement from the City of Escondido, which launched the search for his replacement. Mr. Epp agreed to continue his tenure while the City Council conducted the nationwide search for a successor. The search concluded, and the Escondido City Council unanimously voted to appoint Sean McGlynn. He has been serving as the City Manager for the City of Santa Rosa for the past six years.

While making the announcement to the City employee team, Mr. Epp shared, “Sean was described by his references as energetic and intelligent, with a ‘big picture’, inclusive and collaborative leadership style and yet it was noted that he is not afraid to make decisions. I have had the pleasure of getting to know him recently, and will also tell you that he is simply a really nice guy. I am so thrilled to hand the baton to him as Escondido continues to move forward.”

Mr. McGlynn has served in local government for 18 years. Prior to his leadership at the City of Santa Rosa, he was the Deputy City Manager of El Paso, TX. Mr. McGlynn spent time at the New York Opera as the Associate Director of Education Programs. He is community-focused and a strong supporter of collaboration and leadership development. Sean led the City of Santa Rosa through the Tubbs Fire response in 2017. He made a documentary film, Last October, recognizing the heroic efforts his team demonstrated during and in response to the wildfires. In addition, he was named the 2020 City Manager Foundation’s “City Manager of the Year.” Mr. McGlynn holds a BA in History from the University of Pittsburgh and a MA in Theater from UCLA.