City Manager

City of Los Altos

The City of Los Altos, an upscale residential community in the heart of the Silicon Valley, is seeking a dynamic and accomplished executive to become its new City Manager. With a population of over 30,000, the City of Los Altos is a full-service city with a total 2020 - 2021 budget of $83.7 million ($57.2 million operating budget). Current staffing includes 136 benefited FTEs and 51 part-time non-benefited FTEs. The new City Manager will be charged with ensuring the organization continues to deliver excellent customer service and be responsive to an engaged and well-informed community, while working closely with a dynamic and forward-thinking City Council. The City Manager will be faced with opportunities and challenges related to meeting the State affordable housing requirements, managing long-term capital improvement program priorities and projects, and overseeing existing City services and programs aimed at maintaining and enhancing the City’s high quality of life for its residents. A strong candidate would be someone who thrives in an environment that has high expectations and demands high-quality work, has a collaborative approach, and is adept at applying best practices to managing municipal services.
Requires progressively responsible experience in administrative, managerial, and/or staff positions. Experience working with an engaged elected body and community is strongly desired. A Master's degree or other advanced degree is preferred.
The City Council is prepared to offer a highly competitive salary for the region consistent with recent practices. Relocation assistance is negotiable. The City also offers an excellent benefits package including CalPERS retirement.
Interested candidates should apply by submitting a compelling cover letter and comprehensive résumé via email to: no later than April 16, 2021. Confidential inquiries should be directed to Mr. Fred Wilson, Ralph Andersen & Associates, at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure available at