City Manager – City of Sherwood, Oregon

If the City of Sherwood, Oregon, sounds like something out of a fairytale, then just wait until you see it in person. This idyllic 4.1 square mile community is located on the southern edge of the Portland metropolitan area. Sherwood offers quaint shopping and dining in Old Town, 67 acres of gorgeous parkland, high-quality schools, and entertaining arts and cultural events. This is one of the fastest-growing cities in Oregon, with a population of almost 20,000. With this growth comes thriving businesses, modern amenities, and a ranking as the state’s 30th largest city — all with the small-town charm and friendliness that defines Sherwood.

The City of Sherwood operates under a council-manager form of government. The Council comprises the Mayor and six City Councilors, all elected at-large. The City Council has various short- and long-term goals focused on economic development, infrastructure, livability, public safety, fiscal responsibility, citizen engagement, and diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA). Appointed by and reporting to the Mayor and City Council, the City Manager is the chief administrative and executive officer of the City, responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organization and its 122-member workforce. Current direct reports include members of the Department Leadership team who oversee: Public Works, Community Services, Community Development, Information Technologies/Sherwood Broadband, Finance, Police, City Recorder, Human Resources, and an Executive Assistant.

The successful candidate for this role will have demonstrated success in strategic and visionary planning, innovation, responsiveness, and empowerment of a strong, seasoned, and committed leadership team. The minimum educational requirement for this position is a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from an accredited college or university. A master’s degree, ICMA-CM, and/or CPM is highly desirable. The City is seeking candidates with five or more years of experience as a City Manager, Deputy City Manager, Assistant City Manager or senior-level public administrator in a full-service city or comparable organization of similar size and complexity to Sherwood.

The target hiring range for this position is $146,000 to $185,000, depending on qualifications. 

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Lynn Barboza, Senior Vice President


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