The City is currently recruiting for a new City Manager to replacing Kathleen Trepa who is retiring in November. To participate in a survey about what is important to you in the next City Manager, please click here for English and aquí para español. The survey will remain open until August 21.
Opportunity for Input - English (pdf)
Información en español, está aquí (pdf)
Opportunity for Community Input
Recruitment of City Manager
City of Winters
The City of Winters has retained the executive recruitment services of Bob Murray & Associates
to conduct the search for the next City Manager. The firm’s President, Valerie Gaeta Phillips,
will personally conduct this search process. The City Council requests the community’s input on
important characteristics for the next City Manager, which will be used to help screen candidates
who apply. Survey responses are due by August 21st.
The City Council thanks you in advance and appreciates your time and thoughtful response to
What exactly is a City Manager?
The City Manager is appointed by and reports directly to the Mayor and City Council. While the
City Council establishes policy direction and approves the allocation of resources, the City
Manager is responsible for overseeing the City’s delivery of services to the community,
including public safety, land use, utilities, recreation, and infrastructure maintenance within the
policy guidance of the City Council. City Managers are apolitical and non-partisan, and operate
like Chief Executive Officers of a corporation. These highly trained, experienced individuals
work with staff, community-based partners and various others to ensure services are delivered
efficiently, effectively, and transparently within the norms of local, state and federal laws and
regulatory requirements. https://icma.org/what-professional-city-town-and-county-managers-do.
The City Manager must have the breadth of experience, administrative qualifications, education,
and leadership skills to work collaboratively with the Council, staff and the public. Professional
City Managers are typically members of the International City/County Management Association
(http://www.icma.org) and subscribe to a stringent Code of Ethics (linked) that governs their