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Office of the
City Manager

The City Manager serves as the City’s chief administrative officer and is responsible for implementing the policies and programs established by the City Council. The City Manager's Office conducts proper administration of City business by:

  • Coordinating and preparing City Council agendas that address the strategic and policy needs of the community
  • Preparing the annual budget for City Council consideration
  • Supervising and coordinating City departments

With policy direction from the City Council, the City Manager provides professional management and executive leadership for the City government. A primary goal of the City Manager's Office is to provide excellent customer service, ensure that City operations are effective and efficient, think innovatively about how services are delivered, and promote the value of enjoying work.

The City Manager's Office directly oversees the following City services:

City Manager

Lydia Romero

Lemon Grove City Hall
3232 Main Street
Lemon Grove, CA 91945
(619) 825-3819

Senior Management Analyst

Portland Bates

(619) 825-3827

Executive Assistant

Shaun Dershem

(619) 825-3819

Communications Specialist

Greg Jackson

(619) 825-3826

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