The City Manager’s Office provides professional leadership in the administration and execution of policies and objectives formulated by City Council. Pursuant to the City’s Charter, the City Manager is the chief administrative officer of the City and is responsible to the City Council for the proper administration of City government. Through the appointment of highly qualified department directors, the City Manager has oversight responsibility of the City’s day-t0-day operations. Department directors report to the City Manager.
The City Manager develops and recommends alternative solutions to community problems for Council consideration; researches, plans, and develops new programs to meet future needs of the City; prepares and recommends an annual budget for Council consideration; and fosters community pride in city government through excellent customer service.
City Manager Jason T. Slowinski
Jason T. Slowinski was appointed City Manager in September 2015 and is the ninth City Manager in the City of Golden’s history.
Immediately prior to joining the City of Golden, Slowinski served as Village Manager for Lake Zurich, Illinois (2012-2015) and Assistant City Manager/Acting City Manager for Des Plaines, Illinois (2008-2012). Slowinski lives in Golden with his wife, Stephanie, and two school-aged daughters. Slowinski is recognized as a Credentialed Manager by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA).
Slowinski earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a law degree from The John Marshall School of Law in Chicago. He has also completed graduate studies in public administration at Northern Illinois University.
Benjamin B. Goldstein, Assistant to the City Manager
Mr. Goldstein joined the City of Golden as Assistant to the City Manager in April 2016 after spending six years with the City of Westminster as a Senior Management Analyst in the City Manager’s Office. Prior to serving Westminster, Goldstein served the City of San Mateo, California, and the City of Denver in similar roles. Goldstein has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colorado State University and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Colorado Graduate School of Public Affairs in Denver.
The Assistant to the City Manager is responsible for, among other things, coordinating day-to-day activities of the City Manager’s Office, managing the City’s legislative affairs, serving as a staff liaison to City Council, resolving citizen service delivery issues, reviewing and evaluating City organizational performance, researching and analyzing City policy issues, supervising special projects, representing the City at various regional meetings, and providing administrative and managerial support to the City Manager.