City of Menifee logoThe City of Menifee is pleased to announce the appointment of Bryan Jones as assistant city manager. In this role, Jones will oversee several City departments, including Community Development, Public Works and Engineering, Economic Development and the administration of the Fire Department & Fire Marshal Riverside County/CalFIRE contract. 

Jones has an extensive 25-year career working in the highest levels of city government and private sectors. He most recently served as the city manager for the City of Eastvale from 2018 to 2022, where he helped secure millions of dollars in annual general fund revenue through strategic economic development initiatives and business attractions that aligned with the City Council’s Strategic Plan and community needs and values. This increased revenue allowed for the design and construction of a Civic Center City Hall, Public Library and Public Safety buildings, key infrastructure projects and enhanced public safety investments and personnel to improve services and quality of life. 

Over the last two decades, Jones has held leadership positions for numerous cities, including assistant city manager for the City of Eastvale, director of Public Works for the City of Fremont, deputy director of Public Works/Transportation for the City of Carlsbad and traffic and engineering services manager for the City of Fresno.

“Bryan is an award-winning, visionary leader who inspires and engages those around him and empowers innovation and attracts investment to maximize results,” said Menifee City Manager Armando G. Villa. “He has a unique understanding of the opportunities here in Menifee, and his experience and talents will help us accomplish key priorities and objectives that will further strengthen Menifee’s overall quality of life.” 

Jones was working in the private sector, where he provided strategic leadership for land entitlement, economic and infrastructure investments and real estate development in commercial retail, residential, industrial and office sectors across numerous states and dozens of local municipalities throughout California. He also serves as a board member for the American Planning Association (APA) Inland Empire section and is a voting member on the California Department of Transportation’s (Caltrans) Traffic Control Devices Committee.

“Menifee is developing into a premier city and has garnered nationwide recognition for its innovative projects, business and investment opportunities and desirable neighborhoods,” said Jones. “I am looking forward to working with City staff and the community to champion projects, programs and amenities that will foster economic prosperity and job creation and continue to elevate the great initiatives that allow Menifee to be a desired place to live, work, play and stay.” 

Jones earned a Master of Public Administration from Norwich University and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Davis. He holds several professional certifications, including a Professional Engineer (PE) license from the State of California, American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Certification and a Professional Certificate in Public Engagement for Local Government from Pepperdine University.