BEVERLY HILLS—Beverly Hills City Manager Jeffrey Kolin has announced that he will be retiring effective February 2, 2015, after five years in office.

Kolin was first elected as City Manager for BH in January 2010, but has worked in government for almost 35 years. He is currently the Vice President of the California City Managers Foundation and an International City/County Managers Credentialed Manager.

“Leading Beverly Hills has been the high point of my career,” Kolin said. “This is a City with outstanding employees, engaged and sophisticated residents and a dynamic business community. Beverly Hills has the resources to meet every challenge with innovation and strength. It has been a privilege to work alongside so many outstanding and caring people.”

According to a press release from Therese Kosterman, Public Information Manager for the City of BH, Mayor Lili Bosse stated, “Jeff came on board when the economy was at its low point and with his calm and skilled leadership, we were able to emerge from the recession stronger than ever,” stated Bosse.

While in office, Kolin was responsible for helping the city see budget surpluses and a AAA credit rating. Not to mention the completion of the Roxbury Park Community Center, the Centennial celebration for BH, the City’s first historic preservation program, the completion of the Beverly Gardens Park Lili Pond and decreasing long-term liabilities for employee retirement benefits.

Kolin worked as a City Manager for Santa Rosa and Pittsburg, and Deputy City Manager for the City of Santa Clarita for coming to Beverly Hills. The City Council will determine a successor for Kolin’s vacate seat in the coming weeks.

Jeffrey Kolin and his wife Patty are planning to retire in Santa Rosa, CA.