City Manager

City of Stockton

Located in California’s great Central Valley, Stockton has grown from a community of rich agricultural roots to an urban destination with an emerging arts and cultural scene, fine dining, shopping, sports, recreation, and family activities. Stockton is currently the 13th largest city in 
California with a dynamic, multi-ethnic and
 multi-cultural population of over 311,100
 residents that is one of the most diverse metro areas in the Country. The City has undergone a tremendous economic expansion and is aggressively revitalizing its downtown. Stockton offers an excellent quality of life for its residents and has been named an All-American City two of the last three years.

The City of Stockton is seeking a dynamic and mobilizing leader to take charge of the City at an exciting and transformational time. With an exciting waterfront downtown, and beautiful stadiums the City is looking for someone to help take the City to the next level. This will require an experienced executive, with a galvanizing management style, innovative approach to improving service delivery and a passion for community engagement and relationship building. The new City Manager will also have the ability to deploy new, innovative and positive approaches to improving service delivery, tackling challenges like homelessness and the housing shortage as well as improving internal organizational development to ensure retention. Relationship building both internally and externally will be absolutely essential for success in this role. Building a strong and trustworthy relationship with the City Council and the Mayor will also be important to ensure that everyone is working together to achieve key City priorities.

The ideal candidate for this position will have a proven track record of leadership, project management and a high level of political acumen. The next City Manager must have a four-year degree from an accredited college or university in a related field as well as previous City Manager/Assistant City Manager experience in a large organization. Other high level executive experience may be considered. The salary for this position is negotiable (currently $259,488) and  dependent on qualifications. To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at to upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Bill Avery by November 22, 2019.

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