NEVADA CITY, Calif. May 29, 2014 – After a closed session at their meeting last night, the City Council voted on approving a contract with Mr. Mark Prestwich to the position of City Manager for Nevada City. The contract approval comes after a four month recruitment and selection process. In describing the final decision for hiring Mr. Prestwich, Mayor Sally Harris said that “Among the highly qualified candidates that had applied for the position and the final three that the City Council interviewed, Mark was clearly the better fit for the community and will bring a wealth of talent to the management of the City of Nevada City. The Council is looking forward to working with Mark to help him become familiar with our town and the community.”
Mark Prestwich has more than 17 years of public management experience, including eight years in the City of Sacramento and nearly seven years in the City of Napa. He began his professional career in local government with the League of California Cities statewide association.
In 2007, Mark was elected President of the Municipal Management Association of Northern California (MMANC) after serving four consecutive years as an MMANC Board Member. He is also a member of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and has been involved with statewide efforts to prepare California’s next generation of local government leaders.
Mark earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (magna cum laude) from California State University, Fullerton. He also holds a Master of Arts in Public Administration from the Graduate Center for Public Policy and Administration at California State University, Long Beach.
Mark will be making several visits to Nevada City during the month of June and officially start as the City Manager on June 26th.