City Manager's Office

In everything we do, our employees strive to provide responsive services driven by exceptional customer service. In this task, the City Manager is supported by a professional and dedicated staff that cares for our community, its residents and guests. We appreciate your input on the services we are providing and those we should consider.

Roles and responsibilities

Incorporated on November 23, 1927, Menlo Park is a General Law City operating under the general laws set by the State of California. Operating under the council-manager form of local government, the City Manager is appointed by the City Council serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Menlo Park. Responsibilities include staff organizational management, personnel appointment and removal, preparation and execution of the City budget, as well as administration of city ordinances and policies adopted by the City Council.

The City Manager's Office provides administrative support to the City Council and advisory commissions, in addition to working closely with the City Attorney's Office. 

Professional local government managers

The following video was prepared by the International City/County Management Association to raise awareness of the role professional local government managers play in building communities we're proud to call home. Local managers play an important role in making local government and the services it provides more effective, efficient, ethical and transparent.

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Justin Murphy
City Manager