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City Manager

The City Manager is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the City Council.

The City Manager is the administrative head of the government of the City under the direction and control of the City Council. The City Manager is responsible for the efficient administration of all the affairs of the City which are under his control. 

City Manager


Merritt Perry
City Manager

Siana Emmons
City Clerk / Human Resources Manager

Buffy Gray
Sr. Administrative Assistant / Deputy City Clerk

621 11th Street

Fortuna, CA 95540

Ph: (707) 725-1409

Fx: (707) 725-7610


Monday – Thursday

8:00 am – 5:00 pm PST

The City Manager's office staff includes City Clerk/Human Resources Manager, Executive Assistant/Deputy Clerk, and Administrative Assistant/Deputy Clerk.

Duties and Responsibilities
The City Manager’s responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing the preparation of the annual budget
  • Managing the personnel system
  • Implementing Council policy
  • Enforcing City laws (ordinances)
  • Providing recommendations and advising the Council on matters of interest
  • Overseeing operations of all city departments
  • Supervising all department heads



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