Creating and Getting Assistant City Manager Positions

Posted on February 6, 2013

It’s almost time for ELGL’s first webinar!  Register today to hear from Menlo Park, CA City Manager Alex McIntyre about his experiences creating assistant city manager positions, and the knowledge, skills, and abilities that he seeks in this position.  This webinar is free for ELGL members.  Send an email to to reserve your spot – we have just opened up ten more webinar slots for our members given the keen interest in Alex’s insights on this topic.


They are job titles that are becoming more elusive:

    • Assistant City Manager
    • Assistant to the City Manager
    • Management Analyst

Once thought as a succession planning pathway for the next generation of city managers, generalist mid-manager positions are often hard to come by as local governments forgo filling these roles during times of budget uncertainty.  Alex McIntyre, the Menlo Park City Manager and former Lake Oswego City Manager, has shown a willingness and commitment to creating and empowering these roles in the organizations he manages.

The agenda will include two parts.  The first portion of the webinar will include tips from Alex on how current managers can create new employment opportunities for emerging leaders.  The second portion of the webinar will include feedback from Alex on what he looks for when he hires for entry level management positions.

ELGL will offer its first online webinar featuring Alex on March 15, 2013 at noon.  This event is limited to the first 20 respondents, with priority given to ELGL members.  Please RSVP to today to secure your spot in this webinar.


  • Introduction of Alex McIntyre, City Manager, Menlo Park, California
  • Part I: Creating Meaningful Opportunities for Next Generation Local Government Employees
  • Learn how Alex has created employment opportunities in the organizations he has managed that promote local government professionalism.
  • Part II:  So You Want to Be An Assistant to the City Manager (or Management Analyst…)
  • Get the inside scoop on the knowledge, skills, and abilities that Alex looks for when he is hiring for entry level management positions.
  • Questions & Answers
  • Adjourn
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