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About Avery Associates

William Avery & Associates, Inc. is an Executive Search and Labor Relations consulting firm, which has served both the public and non-profit sectors for over 25 years.

Members of the Avery team work together closely to design a customized, winning strategy for each client. Our personal approach is characterized by the highest standards of integrity, ethics, responsiveness, and commitment to your success.

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We are pleased to announce the City of Gilroy has selected Damian Skinner as their new Deputy  Director of Public Works – Operations!

We would like to congratulate Chris Bachman on being appointed the new Fire Marshal for the Contra Costa County Fire District!

We are pleased to announce Heather Lopu as the new City Clerk for the City of Pinole!

Congratulations to Thomas Smith on being appointed City Attorney for the City of Antioch!

We are pleased to announce David Welch as the new Community and Economic Development Director for the City of Riverside!

Congratulations to Liz Warmerdam for being appointed the Assistant City Manager for the City of San Leandro!

Congratulations to Jessica Kahn, the new City Engineer for the City of Monte Sereno!

We are pleased to announce Kevin Bass as the new Fire Marshal for the City of Newport Beach!

Congratulations to Lisa Malek-Zadeh for being appointed the new General Manager for the West County Wastewater District!

We are pleased to announce Randy Risner as the Chief Assistant City Attorney for the City of Vallejo!