City Manager

The City Manager for the City of Ridgecrest is the head of the government of the City under the direction and control of the Council.  All departments report to the City Manager and he in turn is responsible for the appointment of all department heads. In essence, in the City of Ridgecrest, the City Manager is the head of the City government under the direction of the City Council.


Performance of other duties may be delegated from time to time by other action of Council, however some of the City Manager’s duties include:

  • Assisting in the preparation of the annual City budget to Council for approval
  • Conducting studies
  • Enforcing the laws and regulations of the City, State and Federal government
  • Keeping the Council advised on financial condition of the City
  • Preparation of rules and regulations
  • Providing direction to department heads and employees