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City of Menlo Park seeks input about next City Manager

by Linda Hubbard Gulker on September 2, 2011

Beginning today, the city of Menlo Park is seeking residents’ thoughts and ideas regarding the skills, experience and attributes the next Menlo Park City Manager should possess. The position became vacant when Glen Rojas retired on July 15.

“The City Manager position is vital to the continued health of our community so the more input we receive into this important process, the better the result will be,” said Mayor Richard Cline.

Residents are invited to provide their opinion in one of three ways:

  1. Go to the City’s web page at and complete an online questionnaire. The questionnaire will be available until Tuesday, September 20, 2011.
  2. Attend the September 13, 2011 City Council meeting between 6:00 and 7:00 pm, when time has been dedicated to receive input. Residents may also attend the September 27, 2011 City Council meeting where Council will receive further input and finalize the job profile.
  3. Input may also be emailed directly to Avery Associates, the recruitment firm retained by Menlo Park to conduct this job search. They have set up a dedicated email box to receive community input at MPCM@averyassoc.net.

Menlo Park is a General Law City operating under the general laws set by the State of California. Under the City “Council-Manager” form of government, the City Council sets policies, which are then implemented by the City Manager, who is selected and serves at the pleasure of the Council. As the City’s executive officer, the City Manager is responsible for the overall management of all departments, services, and projects.

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