The Campbell City Council will vote on filling the City Manager position this Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m. during its regular council meeting.
Amy Brown announced she would be leaving Campbell for a job at the county of Santa Clara on Jan. 18. Cupertino's Director of Parks and Recreation Mark Linder will replace Brown.
“I’m grateful that the City Council was able to act collaboratively and expeditiously in choosing a new City Manager," said Campbell Mayor Evan Low in a release. "Mark has a plethora of public sector experience that includes working for large and small cities in Santa Clara County. I’m excited about Mark accepting this job offer.”
According to the council agenda, Linder will take over the City Manager position starting Feb. 19 and will be initially paid $199,500 annually, with the council reviewing his performance annually.
He will be given a monthly car allowance of $225 to compensate him for using his personal car for city business, $40 a month for cell phone service and he will receive 15 days of paid vacation and five days of sick leave.
“I am very excited to join the Campbell Community as its City Manager," Linder said in a release. "Campbell is a great city with wonderful neighborhoods, a bustling, large shopping center, a vibrant downtown, energetic small businesses, and an active community. I look forward to working with the excellent City Council, capable staff and the community to create and shape the future of Campbell."
For the fiscal year 2013, the City Manager is subject to 56 furlough hours, which according to the agenda memo will be prorated for the period of Feb. 19 to June 30.
Linder's career has taken him all over Silicon Valley, including:
- Five years at the City of Cupertino as the Director of the Parks & Recreation department;
- 13 years at the City of San Jose as Deputy City Manger, Assistant City Manger and Director of Park, Recreation and Neighborhood Services;
- Four years at the Town of Los Gatos as the Assistant Town Manager; and
- Four years at the Santa Cruz Metro Transit as the Assistant General Manager.
Brown was hired in 2011 to replace Dan Rich, who had been with the city of Campbell for six years as its City Manager. He left Campbell to become the City Manager of Mountain View. For the approximately four months between Rich leaving and Brown being hired, the Campbell City Council appointed Al Bito as the Interim City Manger.