City Manager

City of Hermosa Beach

A unique and vibrant small beach community, Hermosa Beach sits at the center of Los Angeles County’s desirable South Bay coastline along the Santa Monica Bay. Hermosa Beach is the very essence of the Southern California lifestyle, with an average of 283 sunny days per year. The small-town charm of Hermosa Beach is highlighted in commercial areas, like Pier Avenue, which is well-known for its many diverse restaurants and local retailers.

The City Manager provides direction and oversight for the department heads in addition to ongoing responsibilities that include managing the budget, preparing Council meeting agendas and reports, initiating and implementing opportunities to enhance municipal service delivery, and striving for continuous improvement in all core City functions. The City is searching for a strong and visionary leader with an affinity for the beach lifestyle who is ready to take on both challenges and opportunities to bring forth significant accomplishments.  Given the new master plan and the dynamic projects in the queue for Hermosa Beach, the next City Manager will have the opportunity to build a lasting legacy.

The new City Manager must be experienced in municipal finance and maintaining a sustainable financial structure.  Prior experience as a City Manager, Assistant or Deputy City Manager, or as an Executive Director of a complex public sector organization is preferred. A BS/BA in a related field is essential and an MS/MA/MPA/MBA is highly desired. The salary and benefits are negotiable depending on qualifications and experience. 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 Bill Avery by April 23, 2018.

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