City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 111819-5
City of Long Beach Launches Nationwide Search for New City Manager
Diana Tang
Chief of Staff for Mayor Robert Garcia

Today, Mayor Robert Garcia and the Long Beach City Council announced a nationwide search for a new City Manager.

“We look forward to hiring an experienced city manager who can build upon our recent progress and ensure that we are building a city for all,” says Mayor Robert Garcia. 

The City of Long Beach is the seventh largest city in the state and the 39th most populous city in the United States, with a population of over 470,000 residents. Long Beach has an annual budget of approximately $2.8 billion and employs more than 6,000 full- and part-time employees.

The City Council has retained the services of The Hawkins Company, a Los Angeles based executive search firm, to assist the City with the City Manager search process. The Mayor and Council would like to thank the community for their active engagement throughout the process participating in public meetings and surveys and providing feedback on what they would like to see in Long Beach’s next City Manager. The Council anticipates an appointment during the first quarter of 2020.

A recruitment brochure is available online.

About the City of Long Beach

Home to approximately 470,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. As a full-service charter city, Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly-rated school district, Long Beach Airport, the Port of Long Beach, as well as many award-winning City departments such as Health, Parks, Recreation and Marine, Development Services and more. The City also has a highly-respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, five golf courses, 171 parks, miles of beaches, marinas, bike paths, and a Bike Share program.

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