Adam Brown, City Manager
The City Manager directs, manages, and supervises the administration of city government, following policies established by the City Council. He makes recommendations to the Council, and keeps them up to date on the City's business and financial condition. He is responsible for the operation of all City services,personnel, equipment, and resources. The City Manager is responsible for hiring and managing all employees, including departmental directors, to carry out Council-directed goals.
The City of Ontario operates under the Council/Manager form of local government. This means that the City Council sets policy and hires a City Manager to oversee the implementation of the policies that have been set. The City of Ontario City Council consists of six citizen-elected Councilors, as well as one citizen-elected Mayor, who serves as the head of the legislative branch. In the private sector, the Council could be referred to as the "Board of Directors". The Mayor is similar to the "Chairman of the Board". The Council is responsible for hiring one employee - the City Manager - who serves as the Chief Executive Officer, or head of the executive branch of the local government.