City Manager

Since February 2013, Steve Rymer has served as Morgan Hill's City Manager. He serves at the pleasure of the City Council and is responsible for implementing Council policy, providing leadership for the City's day-to-day operations, preparing and administering the annual budget, engaging the community, and fostering a highly collaborative work environment. As a full service city, Steve supports the City's Leadership Team and teammates in the Administrative Services, Development Services, Community Services, Fire, Police, and Engineering & Utilities Departments. In addition, the City Manager serves as the Director of Emergency Services and the Executive Director of the Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency (RDA).

As City Manager, Steve strives to work collaboratively with the City Council, City teammates, the community, and our partners to advance the Council's vision and ongoing priorities. 

Sustainable Morgan Hill


In 2017, the City Council adopted "Sustainable Morgan Hill" as the organization's guiding principle with the following vision:

Sustainable MH

A primary focus of the City Manager is to advance Sustainable Morgan Hill by ensuring the entire organization simultaneously looks through these lenses when designing projects, delivering services, and creating policies.

Ongoing Priorities

  • Enhancing Public Safety
  • Protecting the Environment
  • Maintaining Fiscal Responsibility
  • Supporting Our Youth, Seniors, and Entire Community
  • Fostering a Positive Organizational Culture
  • Preserving and Cultivating Public Trust
  • Preserving Our Cultural Heritage

2017 Strategic Priorities


In addition to the City Council's ongoing priorities, the organization's focus will be on the following five strategic priorities in 2017:

  • High Speed Rail
  • Inclusiveness
  • Infrastructure
  • Regional Initiatives
  • Telecommunications

Core Values


The City of Morgan Hill's commitment to the Sustainable Morgan Hill Vision, our Ongoing Priorities, and our Core Values guide the organization in all that we do. Teammates work collaboratively to advance the values of teamwork, innovation, customer service, professional development, and meeting challenges.


icma


The International City Management Association's mission is to create excellence in local governance by developing and fostering professional management to build better communities. Morgan Hill City Manager, Steve Rymer, is a recognized member of ICMA and pledges to uphold the ICMA Code of Ethics.