A group of 10 professionals in business attire posing for a photo outdoors. The setting features a backdrop of a brick wall covered in ivy. The group includes five women and five men, one of whom is dressed in a police uniform. They are smiling and standing or seated in two rows, projecting a collaborative and formal team image.
Andrew Murray (center) poses with other members of the city of Pinole’s leadership team in 2023. Credit: City of Pinole

Vallejo has selected Andrew Murray as its new city manager, Open Vallejo has learned. 

Murray, a former city manager in Pinole, is scheduled to begin work on May 20, according to an internal email obtained Wednesday by this newsroom. He will replace interim city manager Beverli Marshall, who stepped into the temporary role after Michael Malone retired in April. 

“Andrew is drawn to Vallejo’s history, cultural diversity, and natural beauty,” the email said. “He is eager to engage with the community and tackle its challenges alongside residents, stakeholders, and city staff.” 

The appointment is pending a final vote of the Vallejo City Council on May 14.

Murray “brings a wealth of experience to the table,” the message reads, emphasizing his prior roles in San Francisco, Oakland, and Pleasant Hill. 

Murray was one of two leading finalists for the city manager position along with Assistant City Manager Gillian Haen, Open Vallejo reported last month. He most recently worked as the interim public works director for the City of Berkeley, a position he took after leaving his role as Pinole City Manager in September 2023. He spent more than three years running the roughly 18,000-person city in Contra Costa County. 

Murray earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from U.C. Davis in environmental policy, business administration, and applied economics, according to the email announcement. 

Murray could not immediately be reached for comment.

Anna Bauman is an investigative reporter with Open Vallejo.