Murphy has a bachelor's degree from Stanford University in urban studies and a Master of Public Administration degree from the Harvard Kennedy School. He is also a Menlo Park resident.
"I am extremely honored that the City Council has expressed its confidence in me to be the next city manager," Murphy said in a statement. "I am committed to working hand in hand with the City Council and our dedicated city employees to continue delivering excellent public services and to making Menlo Park an even better place for all who live, learn, work and visit here."
The City Council will vote on Murphy's employment contract in open session during a regular council meeting, according to city officials.
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