Gary Halbert was appointed Chula Vista City Manager in June
2014 after serving as Assistant City Manager and Director of Development
Services. Halbert is a certified planner and licensed engineer. As City Manager
of the county's second largest municipality with a population of 250,000,
Halbert administers a $270 million annual budget and oversees 10 departments
with a workforce of more than 1,000 employees.
Halbert has more than 30 years of experience in local
government and has held management positions in city planning, transportation
engineering and development services. He began his career working as an
engineer in Traffic Operations for the City of San Diego, and came to the City
of Chula Vista in October 2008.
Halbert holds a Bachelor of Science in Systems Science from
the University of California at San Diego and a Masters in Public
Administration from San Diego State University. At SDSU, he was a recipient of
the John Fowler Scholarship and Graduate Student of the Year.
He is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), the American Planning
Association (APA) and the California City Management Foundation (CCMF).