ST. HELENA -- The St. Helena City Council is set to hire Mark Prestwich, currently city manager in Nevada City, as St. Helena city manager.
The council will be presented Tuesday with a contract approving Prestwich's hiring at an annual base salary of $189,880. Prestwich was chosen from a pool of 49 applicants, following a nationwide search.
According to a staff report released Thursday evening, Prestwich has 21 years of experience with operations, project management and executive leadership in small, medium and large California municipalities. He has been city manager of Nevada City since 2014.
Prestwich served as special projects manager for the city of Sacramento from 2006 to 2014, managing citywide strategic initiatives and innovation projects. He also assisted with the Napa Flood Control Project between 1999 and 2006, when he worked for the city of Napa Public Works Department and City Manager's Office.
If the council approves his contract, Prestwich would start work on July 31.