City of San Rafael

City of San Rafael

Marin County’s first incorporated city, San Rafael lies midway between San Francisco and California’s famous Sonoma and Napa wine countries. With a population of approximately 62,000, San Rafael serves as the county seat and is the premier economic, financial, cultural, and service center. The City of San Rafael is the “City with a Mission”! San Rafael is a full-service charter city founded in 1913 with a mission to “enhance the quality of life and provide for a safe, healthy, prosperous and livable environment in partnership with the community”. The City was just voted one of the top three 2022 Best Places to Work in local government by ELGL, a nationally recognized organization.

The new City Manager will join a well-established and thriving local municipality. The City Manager will create, maintain, and enhance relationships and partnerships within the community and serve as a leader in representing the City of San Rafael on regional challenges and issues, working with other Marin County agencies, special districts, and strategic partners. The City Manager is responsible for carrying out the policy and directions of the Mayor and City Council and supports the Council’s efforts to engage in legislative advocacy on the local, state, and national levels, advocating the City’s interests and increasing the City’s influence as a leader in good government. The new City Manager will lead a vibrant and dedicated staff while addressing the myriad of challenges that impact local government today. A highly qualified and innovative leader who thinks strategically and works collaboratively, is being sought by the City Council to serve as the next leader of San Rafael.

The salary for the City Manager is competitive and dependent upon experience and qualifications. The City of San Rafael also offers an attractive benefits package. If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please visit our website at to apply online. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Gary Phillips at (916) 784-9080.

Filing Deadline: February 26, 2023

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