The Lake Oswego City Council has selected Alex McIntyre, the current Assistant County Administrator for Marin County, California, as the new City Manager. McIntyre was the unanimous choice of the Council after interviewing three finalists last week and conducting extensive reference and background checks.
McIntyre previously served as the City Manager of Tiburon and Portola Valley in Northern California and served as the Assistant to the City Manager of Arcadia, California. McIntyre has a Masters degree in Public Administration from USC and a BS in Political Science from the University of California-Irvine.
Last week, the Council interviewed three candidates. Four of the seven Councilors visited the Bay Area last weekend to interview both Marin County and Tiburon officials, staff and community members.
Council President, John Turchi said, "I was impressed with Alex's ability to listen and affirm different points of view. He will be able to work with neighborhood association representatives and advisory committees to forge positive working relationships."
Councilor Kristen Johnson said she felt McIntyre "navigated similar issues in other communities that we face here in Lake Oswego and he will help steer us through the large projects that we have before us."
McIntyre replaces Douglas J. Schmitz, former City Manager for 15 years, who left in September 2007 to become City Manager of Los Altos, California.
The new City Manager will begin employment on March 3. Council anticipates approving the employment contract at regular meeting scheduled February 5.