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Posted on: March 12, 2020

City council selects Joe Irvin as new City Manager

Joe Irvin

City Council has selected Joseph Irvin as the new City Manager for the City of  South Lake Tahoe.

Joe Irvin has been the Assistant City Manager for Healdsburg, California, since 2018. Prior to that, he was with the City of Sequim, Washington, from 2014-2018, where he was first Assistant to the City Manager, then Assistant City Manager. He also served the city from 2005-2011 as a City Planner.

“I look forward to joining the City of South Lake Tahoe organization and working with the City Council, Staff and the Community to maintain the high quality of life in South Lake Tahoe. I strongly believe the future is bright for South Lake Tahoe and the challenges and issues facing the City today present us all with opportunities to shape a healthy, sustainable and prosperous City for years to come.”

Mr. Irvin was with the City of Marco Island, Florida, from 2011-2014 where he was Zoning Administrator. He has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from California State University Channel Islands and a master’s degree in Public Administration from The Evergreen State College.

Irvin is a member of the International City/County Managers Association (ICMA) and a certified planner (AICP) from the American Planning Association. Irvin is not new to South Lake Tahoe as he was a resident between the years 2000-2003 while he attended Lake Tahoe Community College and spent many hours in the classroom and on the slopes.

“We are so excited to have a fresh face like Joe, leading the City of South Lake Tahoe,” said Mayor Jason Collin, “What this City needs is enthusiasm, and passion for the people who call this City home and the people who love to visit and vacation here. Joe embodies the spirit of our City and I am happy we selected him to work on behalf of this great City!”

Irvin and his wife, Kate, have been married for 15 years and they have an 11-year old daughter, Michaela. In his spare time, he enjoys a good game of cribbage, hiking, and snowboarding with his family.

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