City Manager, City of Anaheim
Paul Emery was appointed Anaheim City Manager on July 21, 2015 after serving as Interim City Manager since February 2014. Emery provides administrative oversight of the 10th largest city in California, a charter city with more than 346,000 residents and a total operating budget of $1.6 billion, that provides a full spectrum of city services, including Police, Fire, Utilities, Community Services, Planning, Public Works, Community Development, and a variety of internal support Departments. Emery joined Anaheim on Dec. 17, 2012, adding to his professional career committed to public service.
Emery’s municipal management experience spans 25 years. From 2001-2012 he worked for the City of Huntington Beach, most recently as the Deputy City Manager for six years, as well as one year as interim City Administrator. During his tenure in Huntington Beach he led and provided direction to the city’s administrative, financial and operational departments, as well as implemented City Council policy according to Council direction. His responsibilities included oversight of the city’s budget and long-term financial plan, negotiation with employee bargaining units, and facilitation of major private and public projects. Emery led his departments and the city with the vision to manage projects and people to best serve its customers.
From 1988-2001 Emery worked for the City of Santa Ana, and was primarily involved with the city’s Public Works department and transportation capital projects. As a member of the city’s management team, he worked with employee bargaining groups, led the development of the deferred capital program, and helped develop objectives and projects for innovative product delivery.
California born and raised, Emery holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from California State University, Fullerton, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California, Davis.