City Manager

City of Sunnyvale, CA

City Manager

City of Sunnyvale, CA


As the fifth largest city (pop. 149,000) in the San Francisco Bay Area, Sunnyvale has transformed from an agricultural community to a center for the defense industry and the current nexus of research, development, and manufacturing that created Silicon Valley. A charter city, Sunnyvale enjoys a positive and mutually respectful relationship between its seven-member City Council and City staff.  This full-service City has approximately 917 employees and 2017/18 operating/capital budget of $474.5M. The City Manager will have many opportunities for leadership and innovation, including major downtown revitalization, capital and infrastructure projects, strengthening organization effectiveness, and environmental sustainability. This position requires a combination of vision and ''big picture” thinking along with a pragmatic and proactive style. The individual selected will derive great satisfaction from his/her role in leading and continually improving a policy-driven, process-oriented, and transparent organization. Bachelor’s degree and experience managing a large and sophisticated public agency is required; Master's degree is desirable. Salary starts at $302,041.

To apply for this exciting career opportunity, please send your resume and cover letter electronically to:


Peckham & McKenney


Please do not hesitate to contact Bobbi Peckham toll-free at (866) 912-1919 if you have any questions regarding this position or recruitment process.


Filing Deadline:  November 6, 2017


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