Greg Garcia was appointed Anaheim’s interim city manager in April 2020.
As city manager, Garcia is responsible for the daily operations of one of California’s largest cities with a $1.9 billion annual budget, 357,000 residents, 20,000 businesses and 25 million yearly visitors.
Garcia works directly with Anaheim’s mayor and City Council to implement their policy direction for the city.
He also oversees 11 city departments, including Anaheim Public Utilities, the Anaheim Police Department, Anaheim Fire & Rescue and Convention, Sports & Entertainment, operator of the Anaheim Convention Center.
Garcia took the position in place of outgoing City Manager Chris Zapata, who had served as city manager since 2018.
In his role as interim city manager, Garcia ensures continuity for Anaheim, as he has been with the city for 15 years. With Anaheim’s organizational structure, Garcia has served as acting city manager on many occasions in the city’s manager’s absence.
Serving as deputy or assistant city manager since 2012, Garcia has played a leading role in the city’s daily operations, including Anaheim’s emergency response to coronavirus.
A graduate of Anaheim’s Servite High School, Garcia holds a law degree from University of Notre Dame Law School and a bachelor’s in political science from the University of California, San Diego.