Tell us what you think, take the City Manager recruitment survey

April 23, 2024

The City recently launched a nationwide recruitment process to hire Vancouver’s next City Manager. As part of the community involvement process, the City is interested in getting feedback from community members to guide the recruitment and selection strategies.

“The role of City Manager is critical to the City’s success,” said Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle. “The input of the community is an important for informing our decision-making process. I urge everyone to take a few minutes to complete this survey and share their thoughts with us.”

The feedback will be used to help identify a pool of candidates that reflects the needs of the community. The anonymous survey is located on the City’s website and is open through May 15. If online access is not available, community members are encouraged to contact the City at 360-487-8614 to receive a paper copy by mail. The results of the survey will be made available to the public on the City’s website.

In addition to forming a Council sub-committee to lead the process, the city has contracted with Bob Murray and Associates to help manage the national recruitment and hiring process, with the goal of an appointment in mid-July. Learn more about the recruitment process, including the position description, at Bob Murray and Associates.

Vancouver operates under a council-manager form of government where the City Council appoints a City Manager to serve as the chief executive of the city. The City is seeking a new city manager due to the recent retirement announcement from current City Manager Eric Holmes.

Media contact: Laura Shepard, Communications Director