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Redwood City: Assistant City Manager Hired

July 6, 2016 GMT

REDWOOD CITY -- Kimbra McCarthy, a deputy city manager in Mountain View, has been hired as an assistant city manager for Redwood City, according to a statement from Meghan Horrigan, of the Redwood City city manager’s office.

McCarthy is to oversee Redwood City’s newly-formed administrative services department. At Mountain View, said Horrigan, “she led sensitive policy initiatives including the development of a minimum wage ordinance and efforts designed to help displaced homeless residents, facilitated the City Council’s goal-setting process and led an interdepartmental review of the city’s purchasing process.”

Melissa Stevenson Diaz, city manager of Redwood City, said, “she brings a strategic mind-set that will help the City of Redwood City continue to partner effectively with other community stakeholders and ensure the sound use of city resources.”

McCarthy is a graduate of Washburn University School of Law in Kansas. She earned a bachelor’s degree in political science at Washburn and a master’s degree in law from University of Limerick, Ireland. She lives in San Jose with her husband.

Before working for Mountain View, said Horrigan, McCarthy worked for Santa Barbara County and for the Kansas Legislature.

“I am thrilled to be joining the City of Redwood City team and look forward to building lasting connections with the community, city staff, department heads and strategic partners,” said McCarthy in a statement. “I understand the unique challenge of leading a department through changes and transitions and I am ready to guide the newly-formed Administrative Services Department to success.”

The Administrative Services Department oversees the functions of finance, information technology and human resources, according to the statement Email John Orr at jorr@bayareanewsgroup.com . Follow him at twitter.com/orr_dailynews .