The City Manager's office is responsible for the city's day-to-day operations and oversees city departments. The City Manager and Assistant City Manager are accountable for the overall management of the city's 1,000 employees and $301 million budget.
City Manager - Fred Wilson
With more than 30 years of municipal management experience, Fred Wilson has lead the City of Huntington Beach as its City Manager since 2008. During this time, the City has seen positive additions under his leadership including the opening of the long-awaited Senior Center in the Central Park, the annexation of Sunset Beach, and the development of Pacific City.
Overseeing a budget of $350 million and nearly 1,200 employees in 13 departments, the City was recently ranked 4th in Recent Fiscal Times Poll of 116 Cities Nationwide in “Best Financial Shape” and ranked 14th as one of the top “Best-Run Cities” by WalletHub.
Wilson has served on the League of California Cities’ Transportation, Communication, and Public Works Policy Committee, as well as the Pension Reform Committee. He is past President of the Orange County City Manager Association.
Assistant City Manager - Lori Ann Farrell
Lori Ann Farrell Harrison was appointed Assistant City Manager in September 2017. Previously the City's Chief Financial Officer, she is a local government expert with 26 years of management experience in both the public and private sectors.
As the CFO for the City of Huntington Beach, Farrell Harrison was responsible for the financial oversight of the city's $344 million annual budget and former redevelopment agency funding. She was instrumental in creating a financing plan to develop the city's new 50,000 square foot Senior Center in Central Park. She is also attributed with achieving an "AAA" rating for the City of Huntington Beach from Fitch Ratings due to her leadership, financial acumen and expertise.
She previously served as the City Controller for the City of Long Beach, and later became Chief Financial Officer overseeing a department of 136 employees and a City budget of $2.3 billion. She is the former President of the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners. Farrell Harrison received her Master's Degree in Public Administration from Columbia University and has a Bachelor's Degree from Barnard College of Columbia University.
City Manager's Office
2000 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
The Huntington Beach Fire Department conducts free home fire safety inspections for seniors. You can also get a free smoke detector with a 10 year battery and carbon monoxide detector installed. This free service is provided by Project SHIP senior home inspection program volunteers. You can schedule an appointment online or call 714-374-1615.
City of Huntington Beach
City Manager Office
2000 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA
Phone: (714) 536-5202
Fax: (714) 536-5233