Editor’s note: Here’s the St. Helena Star’s report on the news we reported yesterday. In recent months, Bob Richardson left Grass Valley to become city manger of Auburn; Caleb Dardick left SYRCL to return to the Bay Area; and Jon Gregory left the ERC to go to a bank in Sacramento:
“Mark Prestwich, currently city manager in Nevada City, will be St. Helena’s next city manager,” as the St. Helena Star is reporting.
“On Tuesday the City Council approved a contract awarding Prestwich an annual base salary of $189,880. Prestwich was chosen from a pool of 49 applicants, following a nationwide search.
“According to a staff report, Prestwich has 21 years of experience with operations, project management and executive leadership in small, medium and large California municipalities. He has been city manager of Nevada City since 2014.
“Prestwich served as special projects manager for the city of Sacramento from 2006 to 2014, managing citywide strategic initiatives and innovation projects. He also assisted with the Napa Flood Control Project between 1999 and 2006, when he worked for the city of Napa Public Works Department and the City Manager’s Office.
“Prestwich will start work on July 31.” Mark’s letter of resignation is in the comment section.