Buellton Looks South for Its Next City Manager

Buellton has selected a new city manager, according to the Santa Ynez Valley Star. At its regularly scheduled meeting June 13, the City Council is expected to approve the hiring of Westlake Village Planning Director/Deputy City Manager Scott Wolfe. He’s replacing Marc Bierdzinksi, who is retiring on June 28.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work for a well-run city with such tremendous potential to enhance the quality of life for its residents and to foster economic development for its businesses,” Wolfe said in a press release.

“I look forward to working with the City Council and City staff to provide professional, ethical, and transparent government to the residents of Buellton,” he added.

Wolfe has previously worked for the cities of Palmdale, Thousand Oaks, and Moorpark. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in public administration from California Lutheran University. He is also working to obtain a doctoral degree in public administration from Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia.

Wolfe has more than three decades of experience in municipal government. He belongs to the American Planning Association, the American Institute of Certified Planners, and the International City/County Management Association. He has served on a variety of committees with the League of California Cities as well.


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