The City Manager serves as the administrative head of city government and is responsible for the coordination and direction of all activities at the City within the framework of policies established by the City Council. The City Manager provides leadership for City staff to provide for the effective delivery of municipal services, management of City operations, negotiation of agreements, and the administration of contracts. The City Manager also advises the City Council on policy matters, the adoption of measures and ordinances, and on fiscal matters.
In addition, the City Manager’s Office coordinates and implements the public information and media relations programs and administers the City’s cable television franchise agreement and MVTV. The City Manager’s Office also serves as the city liaison to the Mission Viejo Chamber of Commerce and develops programs that encourage the retention and expansion of existing businesses located in the City as well as attracting new business.
The City Manager’s Office is also responsible for representing the City’s interest throughout the region and beyond through coordination of activities related to the Orange County Council of Governments, the Southern California Association of Governments, the League of California Cities, and numerous other governmental and quasi-governmental agencies.
Weekly News From The City Manager
Fire Captain Chuck Hawkins has been named Orange County Fire Authority’s Employee of the Year for Mission Viejo.
Giselle Leal-Pelayo, a longtime Volunteer Coordinator, has been named Mission Viejo’s 2019 Employee of the Year.
Deputy Wayne Dixon, a nearly 30-year Orange County Sheriff’s Department veteran, has been named 2019 Mission Viejo Deputy of the Year.