• Seaside’s choice for City Manager

    On behalf of the Seaside City Council, Mayor Ralph Rubio announced Friday, Nov. 20 that an employment agreement for Seaside’s next City Manager will be placed on the December 3 City Council agenda.

    Craig Malin

    Craig Malin

    Craig Malin, of Davenport, Iowa has been selected as the unanimous finalist for the position following a national recruitment, which began with 49 applications. The recruitment was assisted by Bob Murray & Associates and included two rounds of interviews with the City Council, augmented by interviews with nine community representatives and seven area city managers / local officials.

    Craig Malin replaces John Dunn, Seaside’s current city manager, who recently announced his retirement.

    Malin has 27 years of experience in local government, the last 16 of which have been at the chief administrative official level. In June, he concluded a record-setting 14 years as Davenport’s City Administrator, leading a renaissance of the city of 100,000 that saw crime cut by more than half, while becoming the first city in America with fully accredited front-line departments and being recognized as America’s Most Livable Small City.

    Malin holds three Masters Degrees and is the only member of the International City / County Management Association to be recognized as the leading local government practitioner three times in his career. He is both an ICMA-CM credentialed city manager and an AICP certified planner. Mr. Malin has been married for 26 years and has two children, both presently in college.

    Mayor Rubio said, “We’re really excited to have a new manager with such outstanding experience and credentials. We look forward to working with Craig and having him be a part of our community and City family.”

    Malin said “I’m honored and excited to be Seaside’s next City Manager and look forward to starting work in January.” Malin’s starting salary will be $212,688.

    Malin will be in Seaside December 4 through 16 to get a head start on meeting people and reviewing City plans in advance of officially starting work on January 12. In advance of his official start date, he welcomes anyone to e-mail him at craigthomasmalin@gmail.com.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on November 21, 2015

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