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Alameda Set To Hire New City Manager

Alameda City Council is expected to a approve a $245,000 base salary contract for Jill Keimach to take on the role of City Manager. (Town of Moraga website.)

Alameda City Council is expected to a approve a $245,000 base salary contract for Jill Keimach to take on the role of City Manager. (Town of Moraga website.)

Alameda City Council is expected to approve a contract on January 19th that would see Jill Keimach, currently the Town Manager of Moraga, take the reins as City Manager of Alameda.

Jennifer Modenessi of the Contra Costa Times broke the story last week, spurring Alameda officials to make an announcement earlier than planned.

According to a press release from Interim City Manager Elizabeth Warmerdam, Keimach is expected to start March 7th, with a base salary of $245,000.

The press release also confirms what the Alameda City Clerk, responding to a public records request for a copy of Keimach’s contract, and Keimach herself told Action Alameda News, that Alameda City Council will vote on the contract on January 19th.

Asked for comment last week, Keimach told Action Alameda News, “if approved, I would be honored to serve them and the citizens of Alameda.”

Keimach’s selection concludes a six-month recruitment effort to replace John Russo, who stepped down in May of last year to become the City Manager of Riverside, California.

Prior to her five-year tenure in Moraga, Keimach was the Community Development Director in the City of Fremont and in the City of El Cerrito, and was Project Manager of the Bay Trail for the Association of Bay Area Governments.

Keimach has a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture and a Master’s Degree in City Planning, both from the University of California at Berkeley.

Once Keimach is on board, Elizabeth Warmerdam will return to her previous duties as Assistant City Manager.

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