City Manager

Role of the City Manager

The City of Hemet uses a council-manager form of local government. The City Council creates the policy for the city, while the city manager, who is appointed by the council, acts as the executive director of the city.


The city manager has several duties and responsibilities, which include:

  • Appoints the city department directors
  • Enacts policies and procedures to efficiently and effectively carry out the City Council's directives
  • Ensures that city services are performed to the highest standard in accordance with council goals and policies
  • Prepares, manages, and implements the annual budgets for the city and Redevelopment Agency and the city Capital Improvement Program (CIP) in support of City Council goals
  • Serves as an adviser to the City Council on policy matters impacting Hemet's community and the city organization
  • Supports the information and policy making needs of the council and implements council decisions


The Hemet City Council adopted the Strategic Plan on June 23, 2021, after holding a series of strategic planning meetings and a community meeting to garner input from the public.  The Council identified five overarching priorities and the community developed each of the priority goals in each of the sections.

The City Manager is responsible for the implementation of the Strategic Plan, which includes success indicators that the City departments will track and measure progress in meeting.

To read the plan click HERE

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    Mark Prestwich

    City Manager

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    Physical Address
    445 E Florida Avenue
    City Hall
    Hemet, CA 92543

    Fax: (951) 765-3785
    Emergency Phone: 911


    Monday through Friday

    7:30 am to 5:30 pm