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Assistant City Manager
Portrait of Ben Montgomery

“I am proud to be a member of the Chino Hills executive team and I truly enjoy serving the outstanding Chino Hills community.“

– Ben Montgomery, Assistant City Manager

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Meet Assistant City Manager Ben Montgomery
Ben Montgomery joined the City of Chino Hills in January 2006 as Neighborhood Services Manager. In July 2015, he was promoted to Deputy City Manager. In February 2017, Ben was promoted to Assistant City Manager, a role that oversees human resources, risk management, information technology, community relations, code enforcement and more.

Ben has over 25 years in local government service. Ben’s previous roles included Management Analyst with the City of Brea, Administrative Analyst with the City of Torrance, and Human Resources Analyst with the City of Whittier.

During his time with the City, Ben has worked on several large projects. He is most proud of his involvement in the “Getting 2 Zero” initiative, a program designed to reduce euthanasia and improve the health and welfare of dogs in Chino Hills. Through collaboration with the Inland Valley Humane Society (IVHS) and animal welfare advocates within the community, the City achieved a 98% live release rate of adoptable dogs from the IVHS shelter. The program is now a model for humane societies across the nation.

Education
Ben holds multiple degrees including Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and Psychology from California State University, Dominguez Hills; a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from California State University, Long Beach; and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from University of La Verne.

Community Involvement & Awards
Ben has long been active in various community organizations including 10 years as a member of the West End Family Counseling Services Board of Directors. Currently, he serves on the Board of Managers of the Chino Valley YMCA. Ben’s mentorship of fellow employees is a valuable asset to the City, and he received consecutive awards for mentoring in 2014 and 2015, and an Employee of the Year award in 2016.

Family & Hobbies 
Ben and his wife Sheryl have three children.  Ben's hobbies include camping, boating, and traveling with his family.