San Rafael City Manager Nancy Mackle Will Retire This Summer

San Rafael City Manager Nancy Mackle has announced her retirement, effective July 31, which will conclude a 25-year career in public administration. The decision was a difficult one, Mackle said, but it is one which will allow her to spend more time with her family.

Mackle was hired in 2011 after 14 years with the city. She had previously served as deputy city manager and economic development director for San Rafael. Her resume also includes work for the cities of Pinole, Emeryville, and Fremont.

“I feel like I’m leaving the place better than when I came in,” Mackle said, adding that the city is in great hands.

"We're certainly going to miss her, her contributions to the city and her enthusiasm," said Mayor Gary Phillips. "She's a real pleasure to work with."

The council will meet in closed session next month to discuss a replacement. Assistant City Manager Jim Schutz is a potential candidate. He declined to apply for the job four years ago because his children were still young, but said he’ll throw his hat in the ring this time around.

Read more about Mackle’s retirement here.