City Manager

City of La Palma

The City of La Palma is seeking an energetic and enthusiastic professional to serve this financially healthy and well-managed organization as City Manager. With a staff of 53 FTEs and a combined budget of $28.6 million ($12.9 million in General Fund operating expenses with an approximate $5.2 million Capital Improvement Program), the City of La Palma is a well-balanced full-service City and prides itself on having a responsive municipal government to match its strong sense of community. The ideal candidate will possess the technical strengths in the areas of planning and community development. A well-rounded candidate would also bring other skills including knowledge of finance, revenue generation, customer service, and intergovernmental relations. The top candidate will be an outgoing leader with a hands-on management style and ability to articulate a vision and foster creativity. Requires a Bachelor’s degree; an advanced degree is preferred. Experience working with an engaged elected body is strongly desired.
The salary for the position is negotiable. The retiring City Manager’s salary is $178,231 with a scheduled 3% increase effective July 1, 2020, to $183,578. Salary is supplemented by a benefits package including CalPERS retirement.
Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by submitting a compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, and 5 professional references to no later than Monday, December 23, 2019. Confidential inquiries welcomed to Mr. Fred Wilson, Ralph Andersen & Associates, at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure available at


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