City of Vallejo logoAt Tuesday night’s Council meeting, the Vallejo City Council appointed Beverli Marshall as the Interim City Manager. Her tenure in the City Manager’s Office began today, Wednesday, April 10. Mayor Robert McConnell praised Marshall’s extensive background, noting her “wide breadth of experience in many areas that will assist the City and its citizens in understanding the complexity of the many issues that must be solved” in Vallejo.

Current City Manager Michael Malone, whose official departure is slated for April 18, expressed his well wishes, “I wish the City of Vallejo and Interim City Manager Marshall all the best in moving forward on the progress we’ve made to improve service to residents.” Malone expressed his hope that the Staff and Council will work closely with ICM Marshall to “ensure success and prosperity for the City.”

Mayor McConnell explained the selection process at last night’s City Council meeting, highlighting the council’s confidence in achieving positive outcomes through a collaborative effort, and said this afternoon, “The Council is confident that by working closely together, positive results will be obtained.” While the search for a permanent city manager is ongoing, an announcement is expected in the coming months. On behalf of the City Council, Mayor McConnell extended gratitude to the staff, citizen groups, and recruitment firm, “The Council wishes to thank the Staff, the Citizens group, and the recruitment firm for their diligent work and careful consideration for the selection of what is possibly the most important decision a Council can make on behalf of the betterment of our City.”