City Manager

City of Sierra Madre

The City of Sierra Madre is seeking a dynamic and accomplished executive to join this financially healthy and well-managed organization as City Manager. The City Council is seeking an engaging leader with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills and a strong passion for public service. With a population of approximately 11,000, the City of Sierra Madre is a full-service city with a total 2021-2022 budget of $24 million ($22 million operating budget), $6.1 million CIP, and $350,200 for Debt and Payment Appropriations. Current staffing includes 84 benefited FTEs and 6 part-time non-benefited FTEs. The City Manager will have a hands-on and collaborative approach to management with frequent interaction with department heads and staff, fostering an open dialogue. The City Council is seeking a creative and forward-thinking individual who is dedicated to promoting and enhancing the workplace culture and takes a proactive approach to problem solving and communication with the community.
Requires a Bachelor’s degree and 3 to 5 years of progressively responsible experience in an administrative, managerial, or staff capacity in a comparable organization with similar complexities. Senior level local government management experience, including experience as City Manager, Assistant City Manager, or Senior Department Head with broad based responsibility and/or a Master’s degree is desirable.
The City Council is prepared to offer a highly competitive salary for the region consistent with recent practices plus executive level benefits including CalPERS retirement.
Interested candidates should apply by submitting a compelling cover letter, comprehensive résumé, and 5 professional references via email to no later than Monday, September 6, 2021. Confidential inquiries should be directed to Mr. Fred Wilson, Ralph Andersen & Associates, at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure available at

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