City Manager Retirement Date Extended

Council Requests Additional Time to Allow for Ongoing Recruitment Process

Goleta City Manager Michelle Greene, who was set to retire on June 30, 2022, has agreed to stay on until September 1, 2022, to provide continued leadership to the organization during the ongoing recruitment and eventual appointment of a new City Manager. The Goleta City Council tonight, May 17, 2022, unanimously approved Ms. Greene’s separation agreement, which included the extension of her retirement date. 

City of Goleta Mayor Paula Perotte said, “We are grateful for Ms. Greene’s willingness to stay on and provide her seasoned leadership to our City as we take the time needed to find and hire the right replacement.”  

The recruitment for a new City Manager has closed and a series of interviews is being scheduled for June. After the interviews and background checks are concluded, negotiations with the preferred candidate can begin.  Once a tentative agreement is reached with the new City Manager, a contract would then be approved at a regular City Council meeting, and the successful candidate would likely need to give formal advance notice to their current employer.   If more time is needed during the City Manager recruitment and appointment process, the Council can request another extension to Ms. Greene’s separation agreement.