City Manager's Office

If you are a Hemet resident, I look forward to meeting you. If you are a visitor, on behalf of all of us at City Hall, we look forward to welcoming you to Hemet on your next visit.

Hemet operates under a Council-Manager form of government. The Council-Manager form is a system of local government that combines the strong political leadership of elected officials in the form of a council or other governing body, with the strong managerial experience of an appointed local government manager.

The City Manager serves as Chief Executive Officer of the City. He serves as an advisor to the City Council on policy items impacting the community and the City organization. The City Manager appoints the City's department heads and is responsible for ensuring that city services are performed to the highest standard in accordance with Council policies. The City Manager is responsible for the submission of the City's budget and implementation in support of City Council goals.

Programs & Services

  • Implement policy direction of the City Council
  • Administer the affairs of the City and direct staff in the implementation of the City Council's policies
  • Oversee the proper application and enforcement of City laws and ordinances
  • Provide overall daily supervision, management and direction to City departments
  • Build and maintain relationships with City employees, as well as meet and confer with the seven established employee bargaining units
  • Maintain an open environment which encourages residents and business input on City operations and programs
  • Maintain effective management relationships with surrounding city, county, state and federal agencies
  • Coordinate and provide timely and accurate information to the public and media regarding City events and activities
  • Promote organizational effectiveness and greater customer satisfaction through citywide implementation of Team Hemet
  1. Christopher Lopez

    City Manager

  2. City Manager

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

    Phone: (951) 765-2301
    Fax: (951) 765-3785
    Emergency: 911