Congratulations to our City Manager, Michelle Greene, who recently celebrated her 15-year anniversary with the City of Goleta. Michelle Greene, a Goleta resident herself, has been the City Manager for five and a half years. She started with the City in 2004, just two years after incorporation. She served as Administrative Services Director and Deputy City Manager before being appointed to City Manager. Her career in public service has also included time in the cities of Grover Beach, Escalon, and Manhattan Beach.
Michelle said her time in Goleta has flown by and has been incredibly meaningful. She said, “It has been an honor to serve the City of Goleta over the past 15 years. The community, City Council, and City staff make the City a wonderful place to work. Helping the organization mature as a brand-new city has been a fascinating and rewarding journey, and I can’t wait to see what Goleta can achieve over the next 15 years!”
Mayor Paula Perotte said the City has benefited from having a City Manager with Michelle’s calm demeanor and pleasant leadership style. She said, “I want to spotlight Michelle’s ability and willingness to listen to five energetic and sometimes determined “bosses” all at once, the Mayor and four council members. I am grateful that she takes the time to keep all of us working together with her and her staff for the betterment of Goleta.”
Thank you Michelle for all you have done for Goleta!