City Manager

City of Visalia

The City of Visalia, a steadily growing community of over 133,000 residents is located in the heart of California’s San Joaquin Valley.  Visalia’s immediate benefits are its high quality of life, small-town charm, safe neighborhoods, excellent schools, a vibrant downtown, institutions for higher learning and a low cost of living with a median home price of $245,000. Old fashioned work ethics, commitment to excellence and community pride are key factors to its success and vitality.

The City Manager will work closely with the City Council in providing progressive leadership and oversight for all programs and services by the city organization.  City Council and management staff are effective partners and maintain a high level of mutual respect.  The key priorities for the incoming City Manager include issues related to quality of life.   The desire is to maintain economic vibrancy through continued focus on effective land use decisions, maintaining a strong city infrastructure and providing economic development opportunities in a business and development friendly manner.

This position requires a minimum of seven years of extensive management experience in government administration and a Bachelor’s degree with a major in public/business administration, economics, finance or a related field.  A Master’s degree, experience within a community with a strong downtown focus and the ability to relate to an agriculturally based environment are highly desirable. The salary range is open and negotiable, DOQ. To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at to upload your letter of interest, resume, salary history and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Paul Kimura by October 16, 2017.

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


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