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The City of Evanston is beginning the recruitment and selection process for the next City Manager and has contracted with GovHR USA to facilitate this process. In order to make this a transparent and public process, the City is soliciting feedback from the community regarding the characteristics and traits the new City Manager should possess as well as the opportunities and challenges he/she may face. 

The City Manager is the chief administrative officer of the City and reports to the mayor and City Council. The City Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the City, including appointment and supervision of all City staff; recommendation of policies, procedures and ordinances; and the development of the City’s budget for the mayor and City Council’s consideration and approval.

The City will host two virtual public meetings to solicit community input on the search, hosted virtually through the Zoom platform. For security purposes, community members are required to register in advance of these meetings at cityofevanston.org/managersearch:

Tuesday, June 30, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 7, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

Spanish and sign language interpretations will be available at the meeting on July 7. All interested community members are encouraged to attend either of the meetings to learn about the search process and timeline, and to provide input. Community members can submit questions prior to the meeting to evanstoncitymanager@govhrusa.com.

Community members may also submit their input and feedback through a confidential survey available in English or Spanish by Friday, July 10, 2020. Surveys are available at cityofevanston.org/managersearch.

GOVHR will incorporate feedback received through these surveys and public meetings to assist with candidate recruitment during its nationwide search.