Council to Choose Permanent City Manager

Beaverton voters approved a new city charter in the May 2020 election that changed the city’s form of government from a strong mayor to a council manager structure. The Beaverton Charter of 2021 became operational on Jan. 1. 

The city appointed Kurt Wilson interim city manager as of Jan. 1. The interim city manager supports the transition to the new city charter and the recruitment, selection and early onboarding of a long-term city manager. A public survey to help City Council choose the best person for Beaverton was conducted earlier this spring. The permanent city manager application period ended Apr. 11. A public social hour for the community to meet city manager candidates is planned for Thursday, May 13. A decision by City Council is expected to be announced in early summer, followed by onboarding of the new city manager. 

The Office of City Manager is the administrative head of the city government. 

The city manager is responsible to the City Council for the proper administration of all city business. The city manager is the administrative head of the city who: 

  • Is appointed by, reports to, and serves at the pleasure of the City Council and provides administrative direction and leadership to all city departments.  
  • The city manager effectively advises department and division heads on a full range of organizational, management, administrative, budget, and financial policies and related issues. 


6 p.m. Thursday, May 13 on Zoom