Menifee announces hiring of new city manager

Armando Villa will be Menifee’s next city manager, city officials announced Thursday, Nov. 16. Courtesy photo.

The city of Menifee on Thursday, Nov. 16, announced that it will be bringing on a new city manager next month.

The Menifee City Council unanimously selected Armando G. Villa to fill that role starting Dec 18. Villa will be replacing interim City Manager Ronald Bradley, according to a Menifee news release.

Villa currently works as city manager for the City of Calexico and has been in that position for nearly three years.

He has also held positions with Imperial County, the city of Temecula and the city of Lake Elsinore

Villa started his career in the public sector in 1991 and has more than 25 years of government management, administration, economic development and land use experience.

He is a credentialed government manager, an active member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and is certified by the Academy of Board Certified Environmental Professionals.

Villa holds a Master Degree in Public Administration from Cal State San Bernardino and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Cal Poly Pomona.

He is married with two children who are attending college.

Menifee Mayor Neil Winter praised Villa’s experience and said he was the right choice among a pool of 46 qualified applicants from across the country.

“Mr. Villa was the right person to work with the Council to continue the progress that Menifee is making in addressing our key issues and will bring a strong vision to move the City forward,” Winter said in the release. “He brings an unparalleled perspective in his experience working extensively for both the private-sector and public-sector in many top executive leadership positions.”

Villa said he was looking forward to “implementing the Council and community’s vision, and playing a key role in positioning the City for a bright future.”

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