Charles A. Montoya
City Phone: (623) 333-1000
City Fax: (623) 333-0100
Mr. Montoya brings more than twenty-seven years of professional management experience at municipal, county, state and federal government levels. He is currently the City Manager of the City of Avondale, a full-service city in the Phoenix metropolitan area with a 2018 population of 85,000.
He most recently served as the City Manager of Watsonville, California where he demonstrated success in enhancing economic development activity throughout the entire City. Mr. Montoya developed new relationships with organizations within the City, County and the State and worked with the police, staff and community to reduce crime to its lowest in fifteen years as well as decrease unemployment to its lowest in a decade.
In the past decade he has served on more than a dozen local and regional boards to promote and market each community. He has a Master in Public Administration from the University of New Mexico and a Bachelor of Business Administration from New Mexico State University.
Description of Responsibilities
The City Manager is the Chief Executive Officer of the City, and is responsible for the administration of the City in accordance with the City Council policy and Charter requirements. The City Manager oversees the day-to-day operations of the City's 13 departments, as well as directly supervising Human Resources and Community Relations & Public Affairs.
The City Manager submits the City budget to Council each fiscal year and advises Council of future financial needs of the City. The City Manager is also responsible to appoint and remove all officers and employees of the City, subject to Civil Service provisions and the City Charter.
The City Manager’s Office works with many internal and external groups supporting diversity in our community and workforce. Gina Montes, Assistant City Manager, serves as the representative for all groups, including the LGBTQ community, addressing overall diversity and inclusion. Gina can be reached at (623) 333-1000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.