The Avondale City Council is scheduled to vote May 21 to make Charles Montoya the City of Avondale’s new city manager.
Montoya is currently city manager of Watsonville, Calif. He will start work with Avondale at the end of July, filling the vacancy created when former city manager David Fitzhugh retired on February 8, following 17 years of service with the city, the last four as city manager. Cynthia Seelhammer currently serves as interim city manager.
The Avondale City Council used a process to select a new city manager that included a nationwide search, and a thorough interview process for the four finalists. City residents and employees were invited to participate in the evaluation process.