City of Novato logoThe Novato City Council is pleased to announce they have selected Interim City Manager Amy Cunningham to serve as Novato’s next city manager and will consider appointment at the May 14, 2024 meeting. Cunningham has served as interim city manager since December 2023, and previously served in roles leading Novato’s financial and strategic planning efforts.

After a nationwide search, including significant community input, multiple panel interviews with City Council, City staff and a 10-member community panel, Cunningham was selected from a competitive pool of applicants.

“On behalf of the City Council, we look forward to continuing to work with Amy on critical community initiatives,” stated Mayor Mark Milberg. “Over the past 4 years, Amy has earned the trust of the public, staff and the City Council with her solutions-oriented approach to delivering services. She has brought transparency to the City’s finances, demonstrated a commitment to public service, and a sincere desire to engage the community on important issues.”

Cunningham has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Master’s degree in Public Administration and brings over thirty years of local government experience working in several Bay Area communities to the role. She is passionate about building collaborative teams, implementing organizational efficiencies, and developing local government leaders.Novato City Manager Amy Cunningham

“I am excited about the opportunity to serve as Novato’s next city manager,” said Cunningham, “and am grateful for the City Council’s confidence in me to lead this organization and such a dedicated team of employees in delivering high-quality services to our community. I look forward to continuing to work with the City Council to engage our residents and businesses in new ways, build on our fiscal sustainability efforts, and continue implementing the Council’s vision for the future.”

Cunningham will begin her new role on May 15, and will receive an annual base salary of $285,701.