City Manager

The City Manager is the administrative head of the government of the City, and is appointed by the City Council for an indefinite term.


The City Manager is responsible for:

  • Acting as the purchasing agent for the City
  • Hiring and managing  City employees
  • Enforcing all ordinances
  • Supervising  City departments to assure utmost efficiency
  1. Shannon and her family are thrilled to be living in the Pacific Northwest and grateful for the opportunity to lead such a wonderful, vibrant community.

    City Manager Role
    Shannon joined the City of Yachats as Manager in September 2017 by way of the City of Albuquerque where she served for many years as Division Manager in the Legal Department, specializing in Public Land Use Policies, Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution. Shannon also served the New Mexico Supreme Court as Statewide Manager, overseeing Mediation and Dispute Resolution programs statewide over 13 Judicial Districts. 

    As City Manager, Shannon is responsible for the day to day operations of the City, leading employees in all Departments including Administration, Public Works and Finance. Shannon works directly with members of the City Council, Commissions and Office of the Mayor to implement goals and drive policy. 

    Affiliations & Education
    An active member of the International City Managers Association (ICMA), Shannon holds a Bachelors Degree from Michigan State University and a Juris Doctorate Degree from Lewis & Clarke School of Law in Portland.