The following is taken from a press release provided by the city of Mountain View.
The Mountain View City Council intends to appoint Kimbra McCarthy as new city manager at its Jan. 14 meeting, city officials announced this morning. McCarthy was selected from a large group of applicants.
"I am honored to be selected by the city council to be the city manager of Mountain View," said McCarthy, who succeeds the retiring Dan Rich. "Having previously worked in the city of Mountain View in the role of deputy city manager (2014-2016), I am excited to return. Mountain View is a recognized leader in tackling tough issues and is known for its incredible culture. The Council has ambitious goals and an aggressive work plan for the next year, and I look forward to working in partnership with the Council in achieving their goals and vision for the City. I'm also looking forward to leading the team of exceptional City employees."
McCarthy is currently assistant city manager of administrative services for the city of Redwood City. In this role, she works on council priority issues, and is responsible for leading administrative functions including finance, iInformation rechnology, human resources, revenue services and risk management.
McCarthy brings more than a decade of senior roles in local government to her role in Mountain View. Prior to entering government service, McCarthy worked in the legal field.
As the city manager, McCarthy serves at the will of the city council, and manages most all functions within the city. These include community development, finance, fire, human resources, library, police, and public works. The City Attorney and the City Clerk are also appointed by, and serve at the will of, the City Council and manage their respective functions.
"McCarthy brings solid experience to this role and will hit the ground running as she is already familiar with the organization, many of the issues being addressed, and the city itself," said Mountain View Mayor Lisa Matichak. "She understands and appreciates the culture of the organization and will fit in well. McCarthy is a proven leader, with high professional standards, and a track record of getting things done. We are fortunate to have McCarthy fill this important role."
McCarthy's starting annual salary is expected to be $307,000 and her anticipated start date is March 2.