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Post Date:05/21/2021 3:22 PM
The Lincoln City Council has announced its intent to appoint Mark Scott to serve as Interim City Manager of Lincoln.  The City Council will take action on Mark Scott's employment agreement at its meeting on May 25, 2021.  If approved, Mr. Scott will serve as Interim City Manager while the City conducts an extensive recruitment for a permanent new City Manager, which is anticipated to take up to six months or more.

A recruitment for the interim role began earlier in May after current City Manager Jennifer Hanson announced her resignation to take over as General Manager for the Nevada Irrigation District.  

In their search for an interim, the City Council looked for a seasoned City Manager who could provide stable leadership to keep the Council's initiatives moving forward, support and manage city employees and the general operations, and continue to coordinate work with the community in the current stages of the pandemic.  In addition, the City Council was seeking a professional who had experience with financial management, excellent negotiation and project management expertise, and seasoned exposure working in a community with active development.  Also, a number of important financial projects are nearing completion including an update of wastewater rates plus subsequent bond issuance for a plant expansion.  

Mr. Scott has 41 years in city management and recently retired as the City Manager of Indio.  Mr. Scott has served as a City Manager for over 30 years in seven different cities including Indio, San Bernardino, Burbank, Fresno, Culver City, Beverly Hills and Spartanburg, South Carolina.  Mr. Scott served as a Director of Development Services in Beverly Hills before becoming City Manager.  Mr. Scott also has private sector experience as a manager working for American Airlines.  Mr. Scott has an MBA from Stanford University and a BA in Political Science from California State University, Fresno.

"The City Council is delighted to have Mark join our City team during this transition.  Marks's extensive experience in city management makes him a strong and highly capable choice for the interim assignment," said Lincoln Mayor Alyssa Silhi. "These qualities are precisely what the City team needs while we begin a thorough search for the next permanent City Manager."

"I am honored to be asked to fill the Interim City Manager role.  Throughout my career, I have looked for opportunities to work for and with proud, hopeful communities like Lincoln.  The City Council has asked me to use this transitional period to help move the needle on projects, to engage and listen to community members, and to serve as a mentor and resource to the City team.   I look forward to it," said Mr. Scott.

For further information, contact Kristine Mollenkopf, City Attorney at (916) 434-2428.
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