Pinole city manager moving on in late September

Pinole city manager moving on in late September
Pinole City Manager Andrew Murray (back row, center, blue suit) and team (Photo courtesy of the City of Pinole 2023).

By Kathy Chouteau

Pinole City Manager Andrew Murray is closing out his time with the City later this month to pursue alternative career opportunities.

Murray started in his role as Pinole’s city manager at the advent of the pandemic, in January 2020, having previously taken on leadership roles with various Bay Area public agencies. He rolled up his sleeves to guide the City’s COVID-19 response, which saw it continue with all standard municipal services during unprecedented times.

Murray’s time with Pinole also saw the City undergo a reorganization resulting in more efficient and effective operations, as well as the introduction of new department heads. Pinole also hit numerous milestones during his tenure, notably the City reopening Fire Station 74 via a partnership with ConFire, approving more than 600 units of new housing, and laying the groundwork for a more equitable, sustainable and resilient Pinole, per the City.

Murray said he is honored to have served as Pinole’s city manager over the past four years and he’s proud the City now has “an organizational structure, staff members and thoughtful plans to create a healthy, sustainable, prosperous community for all residents and businesses.”

Before the end of September, Pinole’s City Council will appoint an interim city manager to lead the City until a permanent replacement is hired. The City Council plans to launch a nationwide search for a new permanent city manager, according to the statement.

Pinole Mayor Devin Murphy said that, on behalf of the City Council, “I want to thank Andrew for his dedication and service to the City of Pinole over the last few years” and wished him the best in all his future endeavors.