Seaside’s City Manager Takes Job in Wisconsin

Seaside City Manager Craig Malin will head back to the midwest on Aug. 1. Malin announced last week that he has accepted the village administrator’s job in Poynette, Wisconsin, a town of around 2,496.

Malin first joined Seaside in 2015. For 14 years prior, he was the top administrator of Davenport, Iowa.

Malin summarized some of the city’s recent accomplishments in a letter he wrote:

Through the spirited work of many, Seaside has transformed itself in the past few years. We emerged, ahead of schedule, off probation from our insurance provider. We traded votes of no confidence in police leadership to regional leadership on contemporary community safety and a vote of our police chief to statewide leadership. We set aside an ill-conceived project, disrespectful of our remarkable landscape, for the community-crafted and widely-supported Campus Town project.


We propelled a downtown forward, threw off the shackles of FORA, invested in parks and streets like never before, and built fiscal strength and fund balance while doing so. We've secured approval to stop wasting precious potable water on a golf course, and have used that golf course for community benefit. We've helped the homeless, fed the hungry, started making power from the sun and restored City Hall to its dazzling, mid-century swank. We bought a BMW instead of a Yamaha Niken or Zero FXS for a police motorcycle because…well, no place is perfect.

Read more about Malin’s tenure in Seaside and his coming departure at the Monterey County Weekly.


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