Help us Pick Our Next City Manager

Share your thoughts on one of the most important recruitments for the City of San Mateo! The City Council has begun looking for a new leader to replace outgoing City Manager Larry Patterson, who will retire at the end of the year.

Please consider attending a public forum this Wednesday, July 25th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  at the Main Library, 55. W. Third Ave., San Mateo. Light refreshments and snacks will be served at this free event. Please RSVP here. 

Can’t make it in person? Take the City’s brief online survey at to make sure your voice is heard! 

This influential position is appointed by the Council. A City Manager is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of our municipal government while implementing policy direction set by the Council.

We want your feedback to help guide our recruitment and selection strategies for the next City Manager!

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Responsibilities of a City Manager:

  • Oversees 11 City departments including Parks and Recreation, Public Works, Finance, Community Development, Police and more.
  • Manages an organization of about 700 employees who collectively serve a community of nearly 105,000 residents.
  • Oversees City finances, including a roughly $170 million annual operating budget and a capital improvement program of about $810 million over the next five years.
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