Last week we reported that Marci Somers, a 19-year town employee and current assistant manager, .
She has accepted the job in Los Altos and will start April 2.
She is replacing Los Altos retiring city manager Douglas J. Schmitz.
“I am excited by the opportunity to bring to life the plans that the City of Los Altos has so carefully laid during the past four years,” Somers stated in a release from the city of Los Altos. “Los Altos is a wonderful city similar in many ways to Danville as well as to Campbell, where my family and I have lived for 29 years. I look forward to getting to know the Los Altos community better and to working together to maintain and foster Los Altos as a great place to live and to raise a family.”
In an interview with Patch last week, Somers said leaving Danville was "bittersweet."
"I've had an absolutely fabulous time here," she said.
Somers joined Danville town staff in 1993 as Community Services Director. Since 2006 she has been assistant town manager.
"Los Altos will be getting someone who is truly outstanding in every sense of the word," said Danville Town Manager Joe Calabrigo.
"Anyone who has seen Marcia in action knows that this is a step that she has been ready and qualified to take for some time.”
Somers, according to a city of Los Altos memo regarding Somers' employment, is expected to make $196,000 annually on a five-year contract.
Stick with Danville Patch as we report about the town filling the assistant town manager's position.