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Boulder Invited Community to Meet City Manager Finalists on Feb. 25

Boulder held a public meeting on Feb. 25 for community members to meet city manager finalists

The City of Boulder selected two finalists in a nationwide search for a new city manager: Kevin Jackson and Nuria Rivera-Vandermyde. 

“We were incredibly impressed with the caliber of applicants in this highly competitive search for a new city manager,” said Aaron Brockett, council member and search committee member. “It was a real challenge to narrow the list down, but we are so thrilled about the two finalists and eager for our community to meet them.” 

Kevin Jackson  

Kevin Jackson has served as the deputy city manager of the City of Long Beach, Calif., since 2017. His public administration career began in 2002 when he joined the City of Glendale, Ariz. as a senior management assistant and was then promoted to neighborhood partnership administrator. Subsequently, he transitioned to the City of Champaign, Ill., where he served as the neighborhood services director. Kevin received his Master of Public Administration degree, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Arizona State University. View Kevin’s cover letter and resume .

​Nuria Rivera-Vandermyde  

Nuria Rivera-Vandermyde has served as the deputy city manager of the City of Austin, Texas, since 2019. She has been a local government leader since 2013 when she was hired by the City of Minneapolis, Minn., as the director of regulatory services. 

She progressed to the roles of deputy city coordinator and city coordinator within that time. Nuria received her Juris Doctor degree from New York University School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and English from Amherst College. View Nuria’s cover letter and resume .

Meet the Candidates  

The public will got chance to hear from each finalist and ask questions at a virtual meeting on Thursday, Feb. 25 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Community members had a chance to provide feedback on the candidates to help City Council select a new city manager.

The city’s nationwide search process started in the fall. The names, cities and education of candidates were redacted as part of City Council’s review of semifinalists in an effort to minimize bias. 

Chris Meschuk has served as interim city manager since Jane S. Brautigam retired on Oct. 30 following 12 years in the role. 

The City of Boulder has a council-manager form of government where the elected City Council sets policies and the council-appointed city manager administers them. The city manager is responsible for overseeing operations and providing professional leadership in the administration and execution of city policy as established by council. 

Published: Feb. 19, 2021

Media Contact:   
Sarah Huntley, Media Relations, 720-564-2111