The City Manager's office is responsible for the city's day-to-day operations and oversees city departments. The City Manager and Assistant City Manager are accountable for the overall management of the city's 1,000 employees and $301 million budget.
City Manager - Fred Wilson
Working in a collaborative environment with a team-based approach, the City Manager implements the vision of the City Council. The City Manager assists the members of the City Council in formulating policies and responds to City Council issues and concerns, either directly or through various City staff members, to recommend options and potential solutions.
The City Manager provides professional leadership in the management of the City and is responsible for the coordination of all municipal programs and the executive supervision of all City departments and agencies.
In addition to managing the administrative functions of the City, the City Manager ensures the effective coordination and implementation of public policies, programs, and initiatives by utilizing the talents of ten City departments.
Assistant City Manager - Lori Ann Farrell
Lori Ann Farrell Harrison was appointed Assistant City Manager in September 2017. Previously the City's Chief Financial Officer, she is a local government expert with 26 years of management experience in both the public and private sectors.
As the CFO for the City of Huntington Beach, Farrell Harrison was responsible for the financial oversight of the city's $344 million annual budget and former redevelopment agency funding. She was instrumental in creating a financing plan to develop the city's new 50,000 square foot Senior Center in Central Park. She is also attributed with achieving an "AAA" rating for the City of Huntington Beach from Fitch Ratings due to her leadership, financial acumen and expertise.
She previously served as the City Controller for the City of Long Beach, and later became Chief Financial Officer overseeing a department of 136 employees and a City budget of $2.3 billion. She is the former President of the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners. Farrell Harrison received her Master's Degree in Public Administration from Columbia University and has a Bachelor's Degree from Barnard College of Columbia University.
City Manager's Office
2000 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
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City of Huntington Beach
City Manager Office
2000 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA
Phone: (714) 536-5202
Fax: (714) 536-5233