Challenge: The City of San Rafael, California, needed to recruit a Director of Public Works who was not only technically savvy, but also possessed strong interpersonal skills to work seamlessly with other cities, counties, staff, executives, elected officials, and an engaged community. In addition to the regular duties of a Public Works Director, the incumbent would be tasked with the implementation of the SMART train; a multi-year project launching that year.
Challenge: When the County of Santa Barbara, California, was looking to fill the position of Executive Director of the Arts Commission, they turned to WBCP. The Arts Commission is a division within the Community Services Department. The purpose of its Executive Director is to act both as a coordinator and a catalyst, bringing government, artist, and the public together for the cultural benefit of all. Santa Barbara needed a talented candidate capable of meeting multi-faceted demands.
Challenge: Marin Health and Human Services (HHS) is the County’s largest department with more than 700 employees across multiple locations around the county. Its integrated department offers public health, social services, and behavioral wellness. When the head of HHS announced his retirement, the County needed a search firm that specialized in health and human services to create a recruitment strategy that supported their employee and stakeholder engagement philosophy and culture.