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Posted on: April 7, 2022

Watsonville City Council to consider appointing Rene Mendez as new City Manager


This coming Tuesday, Watsonville City Council members will consider appointing Rene Mendez as the new City Manager for the City of Watsonville during their regular Council Meeting. 

The executive search conducted by Peckham and McKenney to hire a new City Manager began at the start of the year and included a community survey and several public meetings to give residents the opportunity to be a part of the hiring process. 

Mendez has three decades of experience in state, county, and city government and has spent the last 17 years serving the community of Gonzales as the City Manager. Mendez, a first-generation Mexican American, holds a master’s degree in public policy from Duke University and has broad experience in working in and for demographically and geographically diverse communities. 

The City Council will consider his appointment and contract approval during the Tuesday, April 12 City Council meeting. 


El próximo martes, miembros del Concilio Municipal de Watsonville considerarán el nombramiento de René Méndez como nuevo Administrador Municipal de la Ciudad de Watsonville durante su junta ordinaria.

La búsqueda llevada a cabo por Peckham y McKenney de un nuevo administrador de la ciudad comenzó a principios de año e incluyó una encuesta comunitaria y varias reuniones públicas para darle a residentes la oportunidad de ser parte del proceso de contratación.

Méndez tiene tres décadas de experiencia en el gobierno estatal, del condado y de la ciudad y ha pasado los últimos 17 años sirviendo a la comunidad de Gonzales como administrador de la ciudad. Méndez, un mexicoamericano de primera generación, tiene una maestría en políticas públicas de la Universidad de Duke y tiene una amplia experiencia trabajando en y para comunidades demográfica y geográficamente diversas.

El Concejo Municipal considerará su nombramiento y su contrato durante la reunión del Concilio Municipal del martes 12 de abril.


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