BEAVERTON, Ore. – Beaverton will welcome its finalists for the position of City Manager for a virtual event with community members in May.
The virtual webinar is Thursday, May 13 at 6 p.m. Visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/CityManager for log-in details, to submit your questions and other information. Advance registration is not required. Spanish interpretation will be provided.
The event is an opportunity for community members to meet Beaverton’s City Manager finalists and will feature remarks from the candidates as well as answers to questions on various topics.
“We are looking forward to meeting the finalists for Beaverton’s full-time City Manager position,” said City Councilor Marc San Soucie. “This is a great opportunity for all of us to hear about their leadership style and ensure their vision for managing the city aligns with our city’s community vision. This is an important role charged with leading city departments, implementing the policies of the City Council, and keeping Beaverton great.”
Jen Haruyama has served as the City Manager of Tracy, California, since 2019. Her local government leadership career began in 2000 as the Assistant Finance Director of the Town of Los Gatos, California. She then transitioned to the City of Tracy, California, as the Administrative Services Director and the Interim Assistant City Manager. Subsequently, she served as the Assistant City Manager of Livermore, California, and then the City Manager of Scotts Valley, California. Jen received her Master of Public Administration degree from California State University Hayward and her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from San Jose State University.
Eric Zimmerman was most recently the Deputy City Manager of Medford, Oregon, from 2018 to 2021. He has served in the Oregon Army National Guard since 2007 and was deployed to Kosovo through January 2021. Eric began his local government leadership career in 2007 with Multnomah County, Oregon, first as a Property Appraiser and then as a Chief of Staff to a Commissioner. He then progressed to the Assistant City Manager of Tigard, Oregon. Eric received his Executive, MBA Non-Profit Management degree and his Bachelor of Science, Organizational Communications degree from the University of Portland.
Questions from community members shared in advance will be considered first due to time availability, but live questions also can be submitted during the event. A survey to assess community member preferences will be available after the event to help with decisions.
The City Manager appointment is expected to be announced by the City Council in June. To stay up-to-date on the recruitment, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/CityManager.
The appointment follows Beaverton’s new voter-approved city charter becoming operational earlier this year, and the transition to a council-manager form of government currently underway. For more information on the city charter, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/charter.