110 E. Cook Street
Santa Maria, CA 93454-5190
The City Manager's Office provides overall direction and coordination of City operations to ensure that the City Council's adopted service goals are met or exceeded, and that costs do not exceed budget restrictions. This office continually evaluates the City's organizational structure as it relates to requirements for effective, efficient and economical public service. The City Clerk, Human Resources and Risk Management divisions are part of the office, which also includes contracted services for economic development and oversight of local public access television. The office provides effective communication and transparency about City operations through proactive and responsive relations with the news media and manages the City website. The office also oversees the Information Technology division, which recommends equipment and software purchases, configures, installs, maintains, and supports the City's ever-changing information and technology needs. The City Manager's Office works closely with the City Council by developing, advising and making recommendations to the Council on policies, programs and various business matters, and implementing the Council's decisions.
110 E. Cook Street
Santa Maria, CA 93454-5190
Phone: (805) 925-0951 ext. 2200
City Fax: (805) 349-0657
EDUCATION & EMPLOYMENT:
- Ph.D. University of Colorado at Denver: Graduate School of Public Affairs
- Master of Public Administration San Jose State University
- Bachelor of Arts California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
- City Manager, City of Santa Maria
- Assistant City Manager, City of Santa Maria
- Director of Information Technology and Financial Planning City of San Luis Obispo (interim)
- City Administrator, City of Carmel-by-the-Sea
- Assistant County Executive Officer, County of Santa Barbara
- Parks Director, County of Santa Barbara
- Assistant Town Manager, Town of Superior, Colorado
- Management Assistant, City of Westminster, Colorado
- Management Analyst, City of Thornton, Colorado
- Project Manager, City of Mountain View
- Intern, City of San Luis Obispo
- Santa Maria Breakfast Rotary
- Serve Santa Maria
- Santa Maria Public Library Foundation
- Santa Maria Police Council
- Good Samaritan Food Service Team
- International City Management Association
- Government Finance Officers’ Association
- American Political Science Association
- American Society for Public Administration
- Municipal Management Association of Southern California
- Local Government Chapter of the American Bar Association
DESCRIPTION OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
The City Manager manages the day-to-day operations of the City. Acts as an advisor to the City Council on fiscal and City matters. The City Council sets policy, while the City Manager implements that policy. The Manager works as a facilitator, coordinator and catalyst, developing good working relationships and counting on and seeking out the support of the experts - City department heads, City staff and the community.
To provide accurate and timely information and recommendations to the City Council in order to make informed decisions, implement policies and programs approved by Council, and manage the day-to-day operations of City services.
Life, Well Run (video from International City Manager's Association)
- Develop and administer a "structurally balanced" General Fund budget – responding to significant pension-related expense increases while still maintaining adequate reserves for future years' financing.
- Continue economic development efforts, by working in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce, to attract more mid-size light manufacturing, research, and other clean businesses to Santa Maria; help retain and expand existing local businesses; and continue to promote and pursue bringing a four-year university degree program to Santa Maria.
- Evaluate the results of the polling consultant’s report to extend Measure U2012 as well as determine if there is support for a possible enhancement of Measure U.
- Coordinate with other departments the efforts of the Mayor’s Task Force on Youth Safety, to collaborate with existing service providers and leverage existing resources to reduce youth violence and enhance youth safety.
- Become the Smart City-Safe City; the first truly “Gigabit City” on the Central Coast, and emphasize economic development opportunities with the City’s fiber optics infrastructure and carrier-grade high-speed internet services, plus business opportunities inside the regional data center.
- Successfully partner with the County Elections Office to prepare for new City Council district elections in November 2018, and prepare for the nomination period which opens in July 2018 for Districts 3 and 4, by updating all election materials, candidate’s packets, and providing new website content with each district.
- Implement a Communications Strategic Plan to improve and increase public awareness via traditional methods and expanded use of social media, ensuring consistency and coordinated messaging.
- Develop and implement an ethics training for all employees, expanding such education beyond elected/appointed officials and employees, to further promote employees’ roles as stewards of the public service.
- Explore the feasibility of an automated agenda management system and platform for website posting that is retrievable, downloadable, searchable, machine readable, and is predominately linked on the homepage to the agendas for the City Council and all of the City’s boards, committees, and commissions in accordance with State law.
- Continue the Speakers’ Series, the training academies, as well as develop partnerships with the local schools in an effort to further expand employee training and succession planning efforts.
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*The City Manager is an appointed officer identified in Government Code Section 87200 and files statements of economic interests with the City Clerk's office. Copies of the Statements of Economic Interests filed by the City Manager may be obtained by visiting the offices of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) or the City Clerk. The physical address of the FPPC is 428 J Street, Suite 620, Sacramento, California 95814. The physical address of the City Clerk's office is 110 E. Cook Street, Room 3, Santa Maria, CA 93454. The Statements of Economic Interests (Form 700) for some state and local government agency elected officers may be available in electronic format on the FPPC's website at http://www.fppc.ca.gov.