Executive Search Firm for CM Recruitment

Executive Search Firm Selected for City Manager Recruitment
Posted on 12/12/2018
An image of City Hall SouthThe national search for a new Mill Creek city manager is underway, and the City Council hopes to have a new leader in place at the City next spring.

At its Nov. 27 meeting, the Mill Creek City Council selected Peckham & McKenney as the executive search firm to conduct the recruitment for a new city manager.

The California-based Peckham & McKenney has managed more than 100 city manager recruitments in a wide range of communities, including work in Washington since 2005. Nearby, the firm recently has provided department director recruitment services for the City of Bothell and the City of Bellevue. The firm will provide a 1.5 year placement guarantee.

The search process began earlier this week when the recruiter from Peckham & McKenney, Drew Gorgey, met individually with the City Council to identify specific traits and leadership characteristics of successful candidates. He also solicited input from the staff. The firm will now work to create a candidate profile and initiate the recruitment by the end of the year.

The tentative recruitment timeline includes:
  • Open recruitment through Feb. 18;
  • Preliminary interviews and recommendation of candidates by March 12;
  • Finalist interviews by March 22/23; and
  • Identification of a preferred candidate by March 29.

The all-inclusive professional fee for Peckham & McKenney is $25,000. More information about the organization is online at www.peckhamandmckenney.com.