• Carmel hires former Carmel City Administrator Doug Schmitz as City Administrator

    Doug Schmitz, who served as city administrator for Carmel-by-the Sea, 1983-1992, was hired again October 2 as city administrator, replacing Jason Stilwell, who resigned October 1.

    The hiring of Schmitz came on a unanimous vote by the five members of the City Council: Mayor Jason Burnett, Vice-Mayor Victoria Beach, Steve Dallas, Ken Talmage and Carrie Theis.

    Terms of Schmitz’ employment are expected to be worked out shortly.

    Schmitz, who has had a long career in city government, will assume his new duties on Monday, October 6.

    After leaving Carmel in 1992, Schmitz served as city manager of Lake Oswego, OR, 1992-2007, during which time he was also executive director of that city’s Redevelopment Agency.

    Schmitz subsequently was the city manager of Los Altos, 2007-2012.

    Schmitz was introduced at today’s City Council meeting to the audience, many of whom remembered him from his tenure with the city more than 20 years ago.

    As city administrator for Carmel-by-the-Sea, Schmitz served under Mayors Charlotte Townsend, Clint Eastwood and Jean Grace.

    Stilwell resigned Wednesday night after serving as Carmel-by-the-Sea’s city administrator for the past three years. The decision was announced by Mayor Burnett.

    Reading from a statement, the mayor said:

    Our council has agreed to accept the resignation of Jason Stilwell as our city administrator. This is a decision that Jason Stilwell and our council arrived at together as the best means to move the city forward and to allow Jason Stilwell to take on a new challenge.”

    Stilwell has agreed to provide assistance as needed to Schmitz during the transition.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on October 2, 2014

    Topics: Front PG News

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