About the City Manager's Office
The City Manager's Office carries out all City policies by supervising and coordinating City departments, by preparing and presenting to the City Council the annual budget, by coordinating the preparation of City Council agendas and by addressing the strategic and policy needs of the Council, City and community. The over-arching goal of this office is to manage the affairs of the City to maximize efficiency, economy and public confidence in local government. The City Manager is hired directly by the City Council. All department heads report to the City Manager except the City Clerk and the City Attorney, both of whom report directly to the City Council.
City Manager David Kiff
Dave Kiff (pictured at right) was appointed as Newport Beach City Manager in September 2009. To read about Dave's work experience and educational background, please click here. He can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 949-644-3001.
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City Manager's Office Staff
Executive Assistant to the City Manager
949-644-3001 or email@example.com
Interim Assistant City Manager
949-644-3002 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Administrative Assistant to the Assistant City Manager
949-644-3003 or email@example.com
Deputy City Manager/Human Resources Director
Terri L. Cassidy, J.D.
949-644-3300 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant to the City Manager/Information Technology Manager
949-644-3033 or email@example.com
Assistant to the City Manager/Public Information Manager
Tara Finnigan, APR
949-644-3035 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Information Specialist
949-644-3031 or email@example.com
949-644-3056 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The City Manager's Office is located on the second floor of Bay E at City Hall,
100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach, 92660.
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