City of Manhattan Beach logoAt the April 16 City Council meeting, City Manager Bruce Moe announced his retirement from the City of Manhattan Beach, culminating his 35 year career with the City. The City Council will be discussing options for his successor at future closed session meetings.

City Manager Moe started with Manhattan Beach in 1989, first serving as the general services supervisor responsible for purchasing and warehouse operations. In 1998, he was appointed finance director where he managed the City’s financial outlook through the Great Recession and worked with the credit rating agencies to obtain the City’s Triple A bond ratings. In 2018, Moe was appointed city manager, the position he has held for the past six years.

As city manager, Moe has been a beacon of leadership, guiding Manhattan Beach through periods of change and prosperity, including seeing the City through the COVID-19 pandemic, rebuilding Fire Station #2 and one of the largest projects in City history, the replacement of Peck Reservoir. His unwavering commitment to excellence, deep sense of integrity and tireless efforts have earned him the respect and admiration of colleagues, elected officials and residents alike.

“The retirement of Bruce Moe marks the end of an era for our City,” said Mayor Joe Franklin. “For more than three decades, his calm and strong leadership has made him a true asset to our City. The City Council and our entire Manhattan Beach community extend our deepest gratitude to Bruce for his decades of excellent public service. He is the embodiment of the values of service and dedication which have left an indelible mark on our City’s landscape. We are so grateful to him for investing his time, career and heart in Manhattan Beach.”

“I have been incredibly blessed to serve Manhattan Beach for many years and am beyond grateful for the opportunities I have had with the city,” said City Manager Moe. “It has been my honor to work with so many wonderful people who care a great deal about Manhattan Beach.” Crediting loyal and devoted City employees, Moe said, “Our team puts our residents first and takes great pride in being part of the fabric of Manhattan Beach. I am leaving Manhattan Beach in good hands.”

Moe indicates that he will stay on until his successor is selected. “I want to ensure a smooth transition. I want to make sure we don’t miss a beat. Thank you, Manhattan Beach.”