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

City Manager Dave Kiff at City HallDave Kiff was appointed as Newport Beach City Manager in September 2009. You can read Dave's work experience and educational background. He can be reached by telephone at 949-644-3001 or by email at dkiff@newportbeachca.gov.

It’s not easy to figure out which department does what, even if you’re a longtime Newport Beach resident. You can contact us for any City matter if you’d like, and we can navigate that for you. We always enjoy hearing your perspectives on various issues, too. 

We communicate directly to Newport Beach residents and businesses in several ways. One is via the City’s Facebook and Twitter accounts. Please like us there or follow us. Nixle is also a great way to stay updated on important and up-to-the minute traffic happenings. We write a newsletter to Newport Beach residents and business owners that provides brief updates on City projects and programs or issues that are being addressed. And usually, twice a month, we summarize in a readable way what’s up on the City Council’s meeting agenda in the Insider's Guide

City Manager's Office Staff

Executive Assistant to the City Manager
Shirley Oborny
949-644-3001 | soborny@newportbeachca.gov  

Assistant City Manager
Carol Jacobs
949-644-3002 | cjacobs@newportbeachca.gov  

Administrative Assistant to the Assistant City Manager
Jeniffer Biddle
949-644-3003 | jbiddle@newportbeachca.gov

Deputy City Manager/Public Information Manager
Tara Finnigan, APR
949-644-3035 | tfinnigan@newportbeachca.gov

Management Analyst/Public Information
Mary Locey, MPA
949-644-3031 | mlocey@newportbeachca.gov

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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