The City of San Rafael is a charter city founded in 1913. The mission of the City is to enhance the quality of life and to provide for a safe, healthy, prosperous and livable environment in partnership with the community. The City has a staff of 441 regular FTE employees and an annual budget of $87 million. City departments include the City Manager’s Office, Management Services, Finance, Community Development, Community Services, Fire, Library, Police, and Public Works.
The City of San Rafael was voted one of the 2022 Best Places to Work in local government by ELGL, a nationally recognized organization. The City was recognized for our cross-departmental work that is key to advancing community programs and projects. Employees were praised for being a vital part of creating a wonderful community and for the trust we instill and have for one another, allowing us to break down silos, and model our culture initiative, Together San Rafael.
A strong emphasis on innovation, equity, and a commitment to providing ongoing learning opportunities to all staff are just some of the perks that make San Rafael the Best Place to Work.