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The Lompoc City Council is reaching out to the community for assistance as it continues its search for the next city manager.

The council is currently conducting an open search for the candidate who will ultimately succeed former Lompoc City Manager Patrick Wiemiller, whose resignation became effective Jan. 5. In an effort to involve the community in the process, the city has posted an online survey for residents to weigh in on the qualities they would like to see in Lompoc’s next city leader.

A link to the four-question survey can be found on the homepage of the city’s website at, or it can be accessed directly at It will remain available through March 13, according to a city spokeswoman.

The Lompoc city manager is appointed by the City Council and is responsible for addressing the priorities established by the council, and overseeing day-to-day operations of the city.

The survey contains open-ended questions for which participants can fill in their answers.

The questions include:

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  • What are the most important issues/priorities facing the city of Lompoc that the new city manager should help address?
  • What skills, experiences and leadership attributes are the most critical to a new city manager's success in Lompoc?
  • How would you like the city manager to interact with the community?
  • Is there anything else you would like the City Council to consider when selecting a new city manager?

Teresa Gallavan is currently serving as the interim city manager.

Wiemiller left the position to become an assistant city manager in Santa Maria.

Willis Jacobson covers the city of Lompoc for Lee Central Coast Newspapers. Follow him on Twitter @WJacobsonLR.