Douglas County Manager Dan Holler has agreed to become Grass Valley's next city administrator.
City council members may formalize Holler's verbal agreement as soon as this week.
Holler, 47, confirmed this morning that he tentatively agreed to the terms Monday, pending Grass Valley City Council members' approval. That could come in a possible closed session meeting Friday.
If council members finalize Holler's hiring, he could join the city March 24. He has worked for Douglas County, which is east of Stateline and includes a part of Lake Tahoe, including for 14 years. The county seat is in Minden.
He started with Douglas County as a fiscal officer in 1994 and has served as county manager for nearly 12 years.
The Douglas County manager told his staff and county commissioners of his pending move Monday. He said he's excited by the prospective challenge.
"It seemed to be a good fit professionally," Holler said.
Holler and his wife had thought about moving for nearly a year, but didn't get serious about the search until October.
The county manager said the couple had visited the Gold Country in the past and enjoy the area. He decided to jump at the city administrator opportunity when he found out the city had yet to find a replacement in October.
Holler would replace former City Administrator Gene Haroldsen, who was fired by the city council in February 2007. Haroldsen had served as the city's leader for 15 years.
Former Yuba City Manager Jeff Foltz has served as the city's interim city administrator since March 2007.