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On Tuesday, June 19, 2018, the City Council approved the appointment of James “Jim” Holgersson as our interim City Manager from July 1st, 2018 until September 30th, 2018. Currently the City is recruiting for a full-time City Manager and the expectation is that the position will be filled by October 2018.
Mr. Holgersson, or Jim, has a proven track record as a successful senior executive in local government management, foundation management, recruitment consulting and most recently as interim Town Manager in Moraga, California. His experience is that of a seasoned executive who is progressive result oriented and actively engaged with Council, staff and community.
Jim has worked in a variety of diverse and complex organizations of different sizes and characteristics in five different States including California. As a Manager and leader, his experience encompasses the full range of Council policy development and implementation in nearly all service areas managed by local government. He has an overall focus of building successful communities that are inclusive, engaged and sustainable, while creating and seizing opportunities that improve the quality of life for the residents. Specific areas of expertise include: organizational development and capacity building, finance and budget, land use planning; economic development; civic engagement and neighborhood building; environment; capital improvement planning and development; and intergovernmental / inter-organizational relations.
His first day in City Hall was July 2nd. Please join us in welcoming him to Emeryville and, although not here for a long time, we are sure he will quickly come to realize what a great city we are!