The City Council announced its intention to hire Robert Zadnik to replace retiring City Manager Craig Middleton. The announcement was made following a closed session of the Council. The Council delegated two of its members to finalize a contract with Mr. Zadnik for Council approval. Mr. Zadnik will assume the post on June 17, 2022.

“We are pleased to promote Robert into the City Manager position,” said Belvedere Mayor Sally Wilkinson. “He has shown exceptional leadership and achievement during his time in Belvedere, is respected in the community and amongst staff, and is the right person to lead the City as we consider important upgrades to the City’s critical infrastructure to protect our residents.”

Zadnik has served as Belvedere’s Director of Public Works since 2016. In 2019, he was asked to take responsibility for the City’s emergency preparedness efforts. He leads the City’s “Protect Belvedere” infrastructure project and supports several citizens committees. Prior to his work in Belvedere, Zadnik served in supervisory and management positions in the public works departments of Sausalito and Mill Valley. He holds a degree in Business Administration from Eastern Oregon University. Outside of work, Robert enjoys scuba diving, boating, mountain biking and backpacking. He also pilots small airplanes and serves as Scoutmaster of a local boy scouts troop. He is married with two children.

“I appreciate the opportunity to lead a talented City Hall team and support the Council and our many dedicated citizen volunteers,” said Zadnik, “The City has numerous challenges ahead and I am enthusiastic about working with the community to address them. I want to thank members of the City Council for placing their trust in me.”

As he prepares to assume the City Manager role in June, Zadnik’s immediate focus will be on hiring a new Public Works Director and working with Middleton to ensure a smooth leadership transition.