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The City of Sausalito is a beautiful bay-front community known for its Mediterranean flair and breathtaking views. Located in Marin County just a short trip over the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco, Sausalito offers small-town charm with close-knit, community-oriented residents, as well as close proximity to a wide range of cultural opportunities. Boasting a colorful history, Sausalito has a variety of natural features that define the City’s distinct residential neighborhoods, harbors, commercial districts, and the maritime-oriented office and industrial district. The combination of wooded hillsides, sweeping Bay views, and ideal location makes Sausalito a community of unparalleled charm and natural beauty.

The City Council and City staff are dedicated to providing quality services and enhancing the lifestyle that makes Sausalito such a desirable community. The new City Manager will continue this focus on providing top notch services to the community in the midst of significant transition due primarily to ongoing impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. This presents a great opportunity for new, innovative approaches in providing city services and necessitates a greater focus on organizational efficiencies in the delivery of those services. Among key priorities moving forward, the City’s General Plan update anticipated for approval in early 2021, will need implementation as significant Zoning modifications have been incorporated. There will also be a greater focus on sustainability and environmental considerations at the local level, along with a strong pursuit in addressing social equity, diversity, and inclusion. Success in securing grants and other funding related to these areas will be expected.

The new Manager will be dedicated to public service and will bring excellent management, administration and budget skills, along with a solid generalist background in the areas of land use, capital programs, and sustainability/environmental issues. A background that includes seven or more years of executive and staff management including previous experience as a City Manager, Assistant/Deputy City Manager, public sector executive or private sector CEO/executive manager in a complex organization is required. A BS/BA in a related field is required and an MS/MA is highly desired.

The salary is negotiable dependent on qualifications. To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at to upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Paul Kimura by February 1, 2021.

Paul Kimura or Bill Lopez
Avery Associates
3½ N. Santa Cruz Ave., Suite A
Los Gatos, CA 95030