City Manager

City Hall

The City Manager is the chief administrative officer of Half Moon Bay, providing support to residents, members of the City Council, and staff. 

This position, appointed by the City Council, implements municipal policy and supervises the day-to-day operations of all city departments and staff, and is the liaison between the residents and the government, meeting with community members, businesses, and other stakeholders. The City Manager attends all City Council meetings, hires personnel, develops fiscal plans, regulates building activities, and maintains a unique understanding of how all city operations function together.

The City Manager is also responsible for preparing and managing the City’s budget for consideration and adoption by the City Council, which balances the costs of providing City services with its available financial resources.  

2019Exec Team Group Pic

The City of Half Moon Bay Executive Team

(Back row, left to right) Catherine Engberg, City Attorney; Bob Nisbet, City Manager; Jill Ekas, Community Development Director; Jessica Blair, Communications Director/City Clerk; Matthew Chidester, Deputy City Manager
(Front row, left to right) Saul Lopez, Captain, San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office; John Doughty, Public Works Director

(Not Pictured) Lisa Lopez, Administrative Services Director