The Board of Directors, with the support of the GM Transition Committee and Novak Consulting Group, has begun recruiting for the General Manager position at the Sudden Valley Community Association. The first review of applicants will be on October 11, 2021, with interviews of qualified candidates to begin shortly thereafter. The Board appreciates the feedback we received from the survey that was done in coordination with Novak, and we will consider that feedback in our selection of a candidate. The recruitment brochure for the General Manager position is located HERE.
The Board is excited at the opportunity to bring in a highly skilled, qualified, and motivated individual to lead our Association. The GM Transition Committee has spent the last several months working with our Management Team to ensure we have created a collaborative organizational structure to bring in this key leadership role. We recognize that our department managers are the backbone of our organization, and they provide the stability needed to deliver consistent services to our community. We expect the new General Manager to come in and support our existing Management Team and work to ensure a smooth transition into their new role.
We will provide additional information to the community as we move through the interview process as it becomes available.
Last week the SVCA Board of Directors and Interim GM Glenn Akramoff came to a mutual agreement not to extend Glenn’s contract past June 30th, 2021. The Board and Glenn are working to ensure a smooth transition and we anticipate little, if any, change in day-to-day operations and services.
After a closed session on Friday, June 18th, the Board unanimously ratified the Executive Committee’s decision from June 15th to remove Glenn Akramoff from the role of lead negotiator for SVCA in the collective bargaining negotiations with the Teamsters Union and replace him with the Association’s legal counsel, Richard Davis.
The Board also unanimously voted to authorize our Treasurer to work with the Audit Committee to create an alternate budget proposal. The Audit Committee is an advisory committee of the Board, and this decision has no impact on the finance committee’s oversight responsibilities. This decision by the Board is to ensure the draft budget presented for review and discussion to the Finance Committee and membership is aligned with our strategic goals, ensuring long-term sustainability of our Sudden Valley Community.
The Board is continuing the GM search with a professional recruiting company, and we will provide more information as it becomes available. We appreciate your patience as we continue to move through this process.
Sudden Valley Community Association (SVCA) is seeking proposals from qualified individuals or firms to conduct professional services for the executive recruitment of the next SVCA General Manager/Chief Operating Officer (GM/COO).
We are seeking an executive search firm with proven experience placing city manager or other executive level positions for similar sized communities.
• Firms must have a minimum of five (5) years demonstrated experience and expertise in the successful recruitment and placement of high-level management positions in similar sized community. Additionally, respondents shall have, within the past twenty-four (24) months, successfully placed at least two (2) executive level candidates.
• The consultant must deliver a proposal that shows the firm is able to execute the general scope of services of the RFP and provide a negotiated contract for approval by the Board to hire a new GM/COO no later than October 28, 2021.
The proposal must be received no later than 4:00 PM, Tuesday, May 4, 2021. Late submittals will not be considered.
For full description for the Request for Proposal Click Here
All consultants submitting a proposal must be available for interviews from May 10-14, 2021. SVCA reserves the right to award a contract solely on the written qualification submittal. All questions regarding this matter should be directed via email to:
Andrew Tischleder, President at BODTischleder@suddenvalley.com and cc:
Glenn Akramoff, Interim GM at email@example.com
The SVCA Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Glenn Akramoff as Interim General Manager. Glenn has extensive leadership experience working with cities and organizations during periods of transition and change, providing assessments focused on workplace culture, operational structure, workplace policies and procedures, and external forces. Glenn has served as a public works director for the city of Covington as well as various city manager roles throughout the Puget Sound region, including city of Normandy Park and city of Sammamish.
As interim general manager, the SVCA Board feels Glenn will not only positively affect the organization’s performance, he will provide the leadership that Sudden Valley needs over this transition. We are excited that Glenn has agreed to serve in this capacity as we continue implementing our transition plan to find a permanent general manager. The SVCA Board is committed to finding a permanent general manager who values a community culture of honesty, respect, inclusion, and sustainability.
The Board is planning for Glenn’s first day to be on Wednesday, Jan 20th. We anticipate Glenn to be with us for approximately six months to allow the Board ample time to perform a thorough and extensive search for a highly qualified general manager to lead and manage our community.
The Board would like to thank Brian Kruhlak for stepping into the interim general manager role initially. Hiring Glenn will allow Brian to return to his regular job duties as the director of golf and it will bring our association closer to being fully staffed. We would also like to thank all our staff for working diligently through this transition and keeping our services to the community running.
I would also like to thank the community for their patience while we continue to work through this period of change. The Board set up a GM Transition Updates page on our website and will continue to post new information as it becomes available. You can also sign up on our website for our E-blast to receive regular community updates.
If you have any questions about the process or would like to provide input as to what you would like to see in our community’s next GM, please email BOD@suddenvalley.com.
On Wednesday, December 9, 2020, the Board of Directors voted to terminate the services of our General Manager, Joe Acla. This matter was deliberated upon at length in closed sessions to protect the legally guaranteed rights to privacy of all those involved, and official action was taken in open session.
We know that members may have questions about the board’s decision and the process to find a new general manager. The Board will provide an update at next week’s Board Meeting, along with updates via our Sudden Valley website as more information becomes available.
Brian Kruhlak will continue in the role as Interim GM during this initial period of transition.
We wanted our members to know that Brian Kruhlak will be serving in the role of Interim General Manager while Joe Acla is out of the office. We appreciate your patience during this holiday period until we are back to full staffing in the administrative office.