City Manager

Since February 2013 Steve Rymer has served as Morgan Hill's City Manager. The City Manager 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. The City Manager provides leadership for the City's Leadership Team and teammates in the Administrative Services Department, Development Services Department, Community Services Department, Fire Department, Police Department, and Engineering & Utilities Department. In addition, the City Manager serves as the Personnel Officer, Purchasing Agent, and the Director of Emergency Services.

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 committing the organization to simultaneously look through these lenses when designing projects, delivering services, and creating policies.  

Ongoing Priorities


The City Manager is also committed to providing high quality and sustainable services to the Morgan Hill community based on the following 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.