This is where Peggy's bio would go. It would explain all the great things she has done before landing as the City Manager in Petaluma. Getting her bio should be really easy because she was just named City Manager and the information should be available. We just need to download it and put it up on the website so that the design and language looks right.
“As a Petaluma resident, I am excited and grateful for this opportunity to serve my community. To work with our experienced, professional and dedicated staff and council to serve residents and businesses is a dream come true. I am deeply committed to ensuring a thriving Petaluma for generations to come.”
WHAT WE DO
Supporting our Elected Decision Makers while Overseeing the Day to Day
We sit at the intersection of the big decisions made in the Council Chambers and the team of folks providing day to day essential services. This is called a City Manager form of government where elected decision makers determine the way a city works, and the City Manager carries out those duties. For instance, the City Council decides to reconstruct a road using grant and city funds. The City Manager oversees the team that draws the plans, hires the contractor and makes sure the project is done according to plans, codes and laws. If the City Council is like a board of directors, the City Manager is the CEO.
Our City Manager makes sure the Council has the information they need to make important decisions and then she oversees the teams that make those decisions become a reality. She coordinates City work with other Cities and regional agencies, she sets the tone for staff and she makes all the hard decisions. As the saying goes… the buck stops at the top!
In addition to overseeing the big picture, the manager also oversees the Planning, Building, Technology, Economic Development and Housing divisions.