The City Manager Department administers executive oversight of citywide operations, policy development, fiscal planning and manages divisions such as economic development, public information, city clerk and city council services. 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.
Economic Development Manager / Assistant to the City Manager - Nicole Bernard email
Economic Development plans, organizes, and directs economic development programs, projects and activities. These efforts are focused on supporting and enhancing the overall economic well-being of the community. The Economic Development Division seeks to improve economic prosperity by ensuring that the economy grows in ways that strengthen Fullerton’s industries, retain and create jobs with self-sufficient wages, increase average income, and stimulate economic investment. A vibrant economy improves the quality of life enjoyed by Fullerton residents and enhances the financial stability of the City.
The City Clerk's Office is the records center for official actions of the City Council and the Successor Agency to the Fullerton Redevelopment Agency and is responsible for related agendas, minutes, and public hearing notices. In addition, the office receives claims and legal actions against the City; oversees the City's Records Management Program; maintains the Municipal Code and registration/ownership certificates for City vehicles; attests and notarizes City documents; and interacts with the City Council, City staff, and the general public on all related matters. The City Clerk serves as Clerk of the Council, administers municipal elections; is the filing officer for campaign and economic interest statements required by the Political Reform Act; and is the custodian of the City seal. The position of City Clerk is appointed and operates under statutory provisions of the California Government Code, the Elections Code, and City ordinances and policies. The City Clerk's Office is a division of the City Manager's Office.
Public Information Coordinatior - Stephen Hale email
The City of Fullerton's Public Information Office is a division of the City Manager's Office. The primary function is to coordinate all external communication between the City and citizens. The Public Information Officer is responsible for news releases, social media, and general information management. The Public Information Office works closely with the City Council, City departments, news media, the public and other government agencies to assist in building a more open and accessible city government. It is the City's official information outlet to media related inquiries.