Finalists named for Cannon Beach city manager.

We are pleased to announce Kevin Greenwood, Peter Jankowski, and Bruce St. Denis have been selected as the finalists for the position of City Manager in Cannon Beach, OR.


The City of Cannon Beach is looking for their next City Manager!

The City of Cannon Beach is now recruiting its next City Manager.  Cannon Beach (population 1,710) is one of Oregon’s most popular tourist destinations due to its unparalleled beaches, thriving arts community, boutique stores, quality restaurants and brewpubs, and boundless recreation opportunities. The city, home of the iconic Haystack Rock, was deservedly listed by National Geographic as one of the 100 Most Beautiful Places and 21 Best Beaches in the World.

Cannon Beach is a close-knit village whose residents care deeply about their community.  Volunteerism and public involvement are hallmarks of the town, with strong support for local non-profit organizations, an ethos of environmental stewardship, and robust participation in public policy development processes. With its festive atmosphere, Cannon Beach is home to numerous prominent events including the Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest, Savor Cannon Beach, the Stormy Weather Arts Festival, and Haystack Holidays.

If you or someone you know is interested in the position, please visit for position details, application materials, and instructions on how to apply.  The position is open until filled; first review of applications is on September 8, 2017. 

City of Gresham's Human Resources Retreat 2017

Last week, Jensen Strategies facilitated the City of Gresham’s Human Resources day-long retreat.  We enjoyed working with this dynamic and creative team.

NEW: Municipal Manager Recruitment Service

Jensen Strategies is pleased to announce the launch of our new municipal manager recruitment service.  For years our clients have trusted us to help them set the strategic direction of their organizations.  Now we’re excited to build upon that trust by connecting cities with managers who can make those long-term goals actually happen.

Community Visioning & Strategic Planning Workshop

Register for the League of Oregon Cities’ training on Community Visioning & Strategic Planning to be held July 27th from 9am to 4pm at the Sherwood Police Department. Jensen Strategies’ principal Erik Jensen will lead the workshop that will cover the advantages and differences of these two long-term planning processes.  Click HERE to learn more and register by July 13th to ensure your place.

First Meeting of the Washington County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Advisory Council

On May 31, 2016 the Washington County-appointed EMS Advisory Council met for the first time. Jensen Strategies is honored to serve as the initial facilitator of this dedicated group as they begin their important work.  The Council has been charged by the Board of Commissioners with advising the Board on EMS service priorities, distribution of available resources, and opportunities to improve community collaboration.  The Council is comprised of representatives from the emergency ambulance services franchise holder, the local emergency dispatch agency, and local fire agencies, as well as hospital, municipal, and consumer representatives.