Use your voice to help recruit Evanston's next City Manager

City to Host Public Meetings On City Manager Recruitment, June 30, July 7


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 will host two virtual public meetings to solicit your input on the search. Meetings will be hosted through the Zoom platform. For security purposes, community members are required to register in advance of these meetings.

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

  • Tuesday, July 7, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

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.


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 here.


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 in English here and in Spanishe here .


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


Read the letter by Evanston resident Lesley Williams on what qualifications she believes the next city manager should possess.


Read OPAL's letter calling for a fair and transparent search for Evanston's next City Manager.


Again, you must register in advance to participate in these meetings.


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