San Bernardino has offered the position of city manager to Charles A Montoya. The Council will vote on the employment agreement tomorrow.
According to the city, Mr. Montoya was selected after “thoroughly vetting his background and qualifications.”
“Charles Montoya will be joining the Council and me to accomplish the strategic goals and revitalization of San Bernardino that we are currently embarking on,” said Mayor Helen Tran. “He shares our vision, shares our commitment, and has the skills to help us get there.”
“After thirty-years of working with elected officials at all levels of government, I have found a final home in the City of San Bernardino,” said Montoya. “I truly look forward to working with the Mayor and City Council, and along-side the community, in continuing to make this City a place where people seek to live, work, and call home.”
Montoya’s municipal, state, and Federal government experience, includes city manager stops in both California and Arizona. Most recently, he served for three and a half years as the City Manager for the City of Avondale, Arizona in Maricopa County near Phoenix. Avondale, a city of approximately 90,000 residents, has seen tremendous residential growth in recent years.
Prior to his time in Avondale, Montoya served as the City Manager of Watsonville, California, a city of nearly 100,000 residents near Santa Cruz from 2015 to 2018. He also served more than two years as town manager for the Town of Florence, AZ, and was the Finance Director/Treasurer for the Town of Castle Rock in Colorado.
Montoya holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from New Mexico State University, a Master of Arts in Public Administration from the University of New Mexico, and a Master of Legal Studies from Arizona State University.
Montoya is expected to start on Monday, October 30.