The City Manager is the administrative head of the government of the City. Under the direction and control of the City Council, the City Manager is responsible for ensuring that the policy directions set forth by the City Council are carried out and the day-to-day operations of the City government run smoothly. Some of the duties of the City Manager include:
CITY MANAGER PROFILE:
Jim Goodwin was appointed City Manager for the City of Live Oak in September 2008. Prior to joining the Live Oak team, Jim served 12 years as the President/CEO of the Chico Chamber of Commerce, provided economic development services in Butte, Glenn and Tehama counties, and served northern California residents on the staffs of two California State Senators.
Jim is an outcome-oriented manager with a singular desire to see improvements and outstanding services within the city. Live Oak’s Community and Economic Development Action Plan, adopted annually following the City Council planning session, provides ongoing guidance and measurement of progress. During his four years in Live Oak, the city has completed a new General Plan and implementing policies, completed construction of a new wastewater treatment plant, and accomplished renovation of a historic railroad depot that had been in decline for over 20 years.
Goodwin is married, with four children who all currently reside in the northern Sacramento Valley.
Goodwin received a Bachelor Degree in Social Science from CSU, Chico, completed graduate work in Public Administration at CSU, Chico, and is a graduate of the Institute for Organization Management sponsored by the United States Chamber of Commerce. He currently serves as the Vice Chair of the League of Cities Sacramento Valley Division City Manager’s Area Group.
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