Interim City Manager Promoted

Scott MitnickIn November 2005, the Los Angeles Times published an article covering Scott Mitnick’s official promotion from Interim City Manager to City Manager of Thousand Oaks. The piece touches on his areas of expertise, accomplishments, and positive relationships with city councilmembers.

During his time as interim city manager, Irwin said Mitnick raised staff morale, secured new contracts with city employees and helped the council establish written goals for the city’s future.

Mitnick “definitely has the quality to be city manager, he has lots of experience, especially in finance,” Irwin said. “He’s sincere, passionate and smart. And the bottom line is, he knows the residents of the city.”

Masry’s son, Louis, said Wednesday that although his father was not released from the hospital in time to make Tuesday’s meeting, he supported Mitnick’s promotion. The elder Masry, he said, was impressed that Mitnick had visited him in the hospital at least once a week, usually with other senior staff members, to keep him informed on city business.

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City Manager Says T.O. Can Weather the Storm of Tight Economy

mitnick2A January 2009 article by the Thousand Oaks Acorn highlighted Thousand Oaks City Manager Scott Mitnick’s outlook on the imminent economic issues facing the city and his plan to weather the storm.

City Manager Scott Mitnick believes in sticking to a plan.

He got the idea from a fortune cookie he opened many years ago at the former Chin’s Chinese restaurant. It said, “You will maintain your goal if you maintain your course.” That advice continues to drive Mitnick’s vision for Thousand Oaks.

Mitnick read his fortune to the Thousand Oaks Toastmasters At Lunch group last Thursday during an unofficial state of the city address titled “Weathering the Local Economic Challenges.”

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Thousand Oaks OKs Contract With City Manager

In 2005, the Thousand Oaks City Council approved a new employment contract for City Manager Scott Mitnick. See below for an excerpt from a December 15, 2005 article from the Los Angeles Times on this new contract:

The council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve the open-ended contract, at an initial base salary of $195,135.

Mitnick, 41, had served as interim city manager since May, when Philip Gatch stepped down.

“We’re extremely fortunate to have someone of Scott’s character and quality to fill this critical position of executive leadership in our city,” Councilman Dennis Gillette said after the vote.

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Jim Lewis 98′ MPA & Scott Mitnick ’98 MPA Featured in Meet Your City Manager Series

The Syracuse Alumni Blog for the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs mentioned Thousand Oaks City Manager and alumn Scott Mitnick’s participation in the California City Management Foundation’s (CCMF) “Meet your City Manager” video series. Below is an excerpt from the August 2012 posting:

The California City Management Foundation (CCMF) recently released its ninth ‘Meet Your City Manager’ video featuring Jim Lewis of Atascadero. You can find the entire video series on the CCMF YouTube Channel,  along with the videos of the city management community reaching out to help the City of Bell and prior interviews with other city managers, including Scott Mitnick of Thousand Oaks.

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Message from Cal-ICMA President Scott Mitnick: Planning Ahead

Scott MitnickAn excerpt from Scott Mitnick’s first Message as Cal-ICMA President:

I have been very energized in these first months as president of Cal-ICMA for 2012.  I believe that this past year we laid the groundwork for new strategic directions for this increasingly active consortium of professional managers and organizations that support professional local government management in California.

Late last year, several Cal-ICMA members met at two strategic planning meetings to discuss Cal-ICMA’s progress in past years, review our program specific activities, and examine any opportunities that may add value to your Cal-ICMA membership. Our goal is to ensure the highest quality of product being offered to our members and associates.

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City Hires New Administrative Services Director

Fiscally Conservative Manager to Protect City Finances

On November 5, 1996, Scott Mitnick was named Administrative Services Director for the City of Yuba City and tasked with overseeing the city’s finances. This included budget development and administration, financial forecasting, purchasing systems, fleet management, management information systems, building maintenance, and other associated duties.

City Hires New Administrative Services Director