Murray was appointed to Pinole’s top management position in January 2020 after serving in various leadership capacities with other Bay Area public agencies. Murray guided the City’s response to COVID-19, during which the City continued to provide all standard municipal services uninterrupted.
In addition to navigating the challenges of COVID-19, under Murray’s leadership, the City underwent a reorganization that positioned it to more efficiently and effectively provide services through the assessment of many aspects of City operations and the onboarding of several new department heads. In addition to leading the City’s government through the pandemic, Pinole has achieved many major milestones in the last few years during his service; the City partnered with ConFire to reopen Fire Station 74, approved over 600 units of new housing, and began planning for a more equitable, sustainable and resilient Pinole.
Murray stated that “it has been a great honor to serve as Pinole’s city manager for the past four years and I am proud that the City now has an organizational structure, staff members, and thoughtful plans to create a healthy, sustainable, prosperous community for all residents and businesses.”
Mayor Devin Murphy released the following statement: “On behalf of the City Council, I want to thank Andrew for his dedication and service to the City of Pinole over the last few years. We wish him the best in all his future endeavors.”
Prior to Murray’s departure at the end of September, the City Council will appoint an interim city manager to lead the City until a permanent replacement is hired. The City Council plans to launch a nationwide search for a new permanent city manager.