Livermore hires new city manager

LIVERMORE. Livermore will have a new city manager in early June, after the city council hired Marianna Marysheva to take over after current city manager Ernest “Mark” Roberts retires.

According to Livermore’s press release, Marysheva was most recently an assistant city manager in Irvine, where she also served for a little over a year as interim city manager.

“I am honored and delighted to be chosen as the next City Manager of Livermore,” Marysheva said in a city release.

“Livermore is a truly remarkable community, forward-thinking and strategically oriented, with an exceptional quality of life made possible by close collaboration across organizational lines,” she said.

Marianna Marysheva (Photo courtesy of the City of Livermore)

Marisheva will begin with Livermore on May 16, although Roberts will remain in charge until June 3 “to ensure a smooth organizational transition,” the city said.

Roberts, who has been with Livermore for 35 years and served as city manager for ten years, announced his planned retirement in December.

“The City Council would like to thank Mark Roberts for his many years of dedication to our community. He has set a very high bar for city managers,” Mayor Bob Werner said in a statement.

Werner said the city has many good candidates for the role of city manager, but the city council was impressed by Marisheva’s “outstanding reputation and extensive municipal experience in communities both larger and smaller than ours,” he said.

“We have many important initiatives underway at Livermore and thanks to Marianne’s experience and unique set of qualifications, we will continue to move forward smoothly,” he said.

According to Livermore, Marisheva began her executive leadership experience in Oakland, where then-mayor Jerry Brown appointed her director of city budget from 2001 to 2005.

She then worked for two years in Los Angeles County cities, first as assistant city manager at Lynnwood and later as a finance and management consultant at Maywood, before returning to Oakland in 2008 where she worked as assistant city manager. until 2011, according to her LinkedIn profile and Livermore.

Marisheva also worked as a city manager for Mammoth Lakes, a city of about 8,000 people in the Sierra Nevada, for two years before moving into consulting work from 2013 to 2015. She worked as an assistant city manager in Riverside until 2018 before moving to Irvine, her LinkedIn profile says.

The city council approved the contract with Marysheva at its meeting on Monday. Under her five-year contract with Livermore, she will be paid a base salary of $305,000 a year.

She will also be reimbursed up to $15,000 in moving costs to move to Livermore from Irvine, as well as a total of $5,000 in travel expenses from Southern California for her and two family members “to seek housing in the Livermore region.” it says in the contract.

According to the contract, she will also be reimbursed up to $25,000 for “temporary housing” for up to six months.

“I look forward to working with the Mayor and City Council, the leadership team and the City, our residential and business community, and our many partners to continue building on the solid foundation of Livermore’s success,” said Marisheva.