City Manager

Agency City of Soledad




Congratulations to Megan Hunter, the new City Manager!

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will be a motivated, confident, and inspiring leader who can work with the City Council, staff, and key stakeholders to achieve economic growth and improve the quality of life for the community. The successful candidate will have well-rounded skills in all facets of public sector governance including economic development, housing, and policy implementation and oversight. The selected candidate leads by setting a positive example of being proactive and organized; provides clear and consistent direction and can assess talent, mentor, and develop a team-oriented working environment of high performance and accountability. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required to manage the City as it moves to improve its infrastructure, promote new and existing business ventures, and build and maintain effective and collaborative relationships with regional and statewide business partners. A passion for public service, desire to work with all key stakeholders, and a willingness and openness to understand the heritage and local dynamics of the community are opportunities for the selected candidate.

This challenging position requires a strong, visionary leader committed to quality improvement, customer service, and performance management. The qualified candidate will be able to navigate challenging political waters, while remaining focused on organizational goals, effective leadership, and working with a passionate and involved City Council. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated a solid track record of leading and managing municipal service initiatives in the areas of public safety, business and economic development, and public works to meet the needs of this growing city. Expertise in financial and budget management, agency administration, and the ability to maintain collaborative relationships with City Council, staff, and the community are necessary for the success of the next City Manager, as are excellent interpersonal abilities necessary to build and maintain solid relationships with elected officials, business partners, surrounding cities, governmental agencies, staff, and the community through open and respectful dialogue. It is important to engage and embrace the cultural diversity of the City.

Please check the Job Brochure for more detailed information!

Koff & Associates