The City Manager's office provides strategic leadership and professional management to the City government organization and works with the City Council to develop and implement its policies to maintain and enhance the quality of life for City residents.

The City Manager advises the City Council on policy matters and manages the operations of the City of St. Helena with fiscal discipline, efficiency, equity, and effectiveness. The City Manager's office carries out the policy and directions of the Mayor and City Council and supports the Council's efforts to engage in legislative advocacy on the local, state, and national level, advocating the City's interests and increasing the City's influence as a leader in good government.

The City Manager's functions include:

  • Support of the City Council and implementation of policies and directives from the City Council
  • Provide leadership and manage the services and programs provided by all City departments
  • Continue to build and develop a strong management team
  • Prepare a budget that identifies all the revenues and expenditures anticipated in the forthcoming fiscal year in a fiscally sound manner
  • Ensure the highest level of customer service to residents and businesses
  • Oversee the process for development of capital and infrastructure projects, striving to ensure that the projects are successfully accomplished within specified time frames
  • Engage residents and foster community partnerships and interagency collaborations
  • Ensure that City Hall provides a professional and environmentally friendly work environment for our customers and employees, maintaining the building as a symbol of pride for residents

Meet Your Executive Team

Executive TeamBottom Row: Library Director Chris Kreiden (now retired), Assistant City Manager April Mitts, City Manager Anil Comelo, City Clerk Cindy Tzafopoulos, Police Chief Chris Hartley

Top Row: Community Development Director Maya DeRosa, Parks and Recreation Director Dave Jahns, Public Works Director Joe Leach, Fire Chief John Sorensen, Administrative Services Director Mandy Kellogg

City Manager's Role in Running Communities

Community Update at the Cameo - March 20, 2023Community Update at the Cameo