Be our new City Manager

Posted on December 22, 2022

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The City of Sonoma is seeking a City Manager who is an experienced executive leader who understands and values the needs of the organization as well as the residents (including those living in the unincorporated adjacent Sonoma Valley) and is willing to make a long-term commitment to Sonoma.

The incoming City Manager will be expected to take an active interest in the community and the Valley and maintain effective working relationships with all elected and appointed officials, City staff, regional partners, outside organizations, and the public. The successful candidate will understand the importance of advocating for a work environment that is customer-service-focused, positive, friendly, and encourages effective and efficient work practices. The new City Manager will have a strong knowledge of a range of housing strategies, including affordable options. The new City Manager shall possess knowledge of revenue generation and policies which encourage livability for residents. If you want to make a difference in the community you serve, develop open communication across the organization, and foster an environment of collaboration and teamwork while working in a setting rich in culture, diversity, and natural beauty, apply now! See the full recruitment brochure.

Salary and Benefits:  Annual Salary $215,900 (DOQ/DOE) and an attractive benefits package

HOW TO APPLY: For first consideration, apply by submitting your resume and cover letter by February 2, 2023, at


Round one interviews will be taking place virtually via Zoom on March 3rd. Round two interviews will be conducted in-person on March 16th(Candidates invited to interview will need to be available for both days.)

Please contact your recruiter, Sam Sackman, with any questions:

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