City Manager

Meet City Manager Benjamin Montgomery

Benjamin Montgomery was appointed as Chino Hills’ fifth City Manager in April of 2019. His local government career has spanned over 33 years working with cities in Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino County.  Ben came to the City in January of 2006 as the Neighborhood Services Manager. He transitioned to the City Manager’s Office as Assistant to the City Manager in 2014, was promoted to Assistant City Manager in 2017, and appointed City Manager in 2019 by the Chino Hills City Council.

Throughout his career with the City of Chino Hills, Ben has served our community by leading a variety of teams and programs, including: Clean Stormwater (NPDES); Code Enforcement; Community Relations; Emergency Preparedness; Healthy Hills; Human Resources; Information Technology; Parking Enforcement; Risk Management; and Water Conservation.  He has also been responsible for overseeing the animal care and control contract with the Inland Valley Humane Society (IVHS), policing contract with the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, and solid waste contract with Republic Services and Waste Management. Ben values a collaborative leadership style and he was selected by City staff as Employee of the Year in 2015 for his work ethic, commitment to the organization, and mentoring of staff.

Ben is active in the municipal management profession having served in leadership roles with the International City/County Management Association, League of California Cities, and the Municipal Management Association of Southern California. Mr. Montgomery has contributed to the Chino Valley Community as a member of the Rancho del Chino Rotary Club since 2019, Chino Valley YMCA Board of Managers since 2017, and he served on the West End Family Counseling Services Board of Directors for 10 years. He is married and has three children.

Education

Ben has earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Psychology and Economics, a Master of Public Administration degree, and a Master of Business Administration degree with a dual concentration in Finance, and Management and Leadership.