City of Canyon Lake logoAfter a year of committed service, City Manager Nicole Dailey and the City Council of Canyon Lake have mutually agreed to part ways, effective March 31, 2024. Nicole Dailey was appointed as city manager on March 1, 2023, and has since contributed significantly to the community’s well-being.

Mayor Dale Welty expressed the City Council’s appreciation, stating, “We are sincerely thankful for Ms. Dailey’s dedication, hard work, and service to both the residents and staff of Canyon Lake. Nicole has exemplified a commendable level of integrity and professionalism. As a dedicated public servant, she has a promising future, and we extend our best wishes for her continued success.”

As the evolving priorities of the City Council moved forward, it became clear that a new direction was necessary for both the City Manager’s role and the Council’s vision. This mutual understanding has led to the decision that a change in leadership serves the best interest of all parties involved.

Reflecting on the transition, Ms. Dailey shared, “The City Council’s innovative and forward-thinking approach is admirable, and while I have cherished my role within this vibrant community, it has become apparent that a new alignment is needed to best serve the evolving goals of Canyon Lake. I am profoundly grateful for the warm welcome, the opportunity provided by the Council, and the unwavering support from our exceptional city staff.”

Under Nicole Dailey’s leadership, the City has achieved notable milestones including the acquisition of its first fire station, establishment of the first collective bargaining unit, a significant increase in reserves, enhanced communication with the Canyon Lake Property Owners Association, and the implementation of policies aimed at prioritizing community service while ensuring financial sustainability.”

I have always been passionate about contributing to communities where citizens and businesses thrive and feel a sense of pride,” Ms. Dailey remarked. “I hold nothing but the highest hopes for the City Council as they navigate this new path, and I look forward to continuing my service in public administration.”

Ms. Dailey plans to dedicate the upcoming period to her family and is excited about future opportunities to make a difference. Prior to her tenure in Canyon Lake, she served the City of Lake Elsinore for nine years, culminating in her role as deputy city manager.

Mike Borja, the City’s Administrative Services Director, has been appointed as acting city manager during this transitional period.