Interim Assistant City Manager named for Cotati
It was announced yesterday that Damien O’Bid has been appointed the Assistant City Manager / City Engineer for the City of Cotati effective July 11. O’Bid takes over the position previously held by Micah Hinkle who resigned last month.
Hinkle was hired in August of 2012 with a primary goal of economic development, including business retention and business attraction. As a Sonoma State graduate he had local ties to the area. At the time Hinkle filled a position that had been vacant since 2007.
O’Bid has been with the City of Cotati since 2008 working as City Engineer and Director of Public Works. According to Dianne Thompson, the City Manager, the combined interim role is a way to consolidate some management positions in order to increase line staff. The interim role is expected to last up to 6 months as the City of Cotati looks to focus on efficient delivery of services to local residents.