Staff Report

Solvang City Manager Brad Vidro will retire at the end of December 2018, after serving as the City Manager for 12 years. He began working for the City in 2005 as the Public Works Director/City Engineer.

The Solvang City Council has hired Bob Murray & Associates as the recruitment consultant for the position. The application period will close on October 12, 2018.  More information can be found at

The City Council is requesting feedback from the community to aid in their search for the ideal candidate.   A survey is available online for community members to share their view of the city’s most critical issues and their desired traits in a new City Manager.  Click here to participate in the survey.