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Deputy City Manager Rob de Geus Takes Position as Westlake Village City Manager

Deputy City Manager Rob de Geus Takes Position as Westlake Village City Manager

City Manager Ed Shikada today announced Deputy City Manager Rob de Geus has accepted a position to be the next City Manager for Westlake Village.     

De Geus joined the City in 2000 as a Recreation Coordinator in Community Services, and has served in a number of leadership positions within the department including as Community Services Director. He was promoted to Deputy City Manager in 2017 and has focused on externally facing departments, community engagement, and has also been managing the Office of Transportation on an interim basis. DeGeus is expected to be with Palo Alto through February to assist with transitioning the work that he oversees.  

“The recruitment of Rob to the next level as a city manager is testament to the high caliber of our employees who are sought after by other cities,” said City Manager Ed Shikada. “Rob has been with Palo Alto for nearly two decades, and this is a great opportunity for him both professionally and personally. We appreciate Rob’s long service and dedication to this community, and thank him for his many contributions to improving the quality of life for our residents.”

Shikada added that no decisions have been made in terms of recruitment for the position, but that it will be part of the ongoing organizational assessment about how best to prioritize resources and personnel across the city.    

Last Updated: January 18, 2019