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City of Menifee announces appointment of new assistant city manager

Bryan Jones was appointed assistant city manager for the City of Menifee. Photo provided by the City of Menifee.

The City of Menifee announced the appointment of Bryan Jones as assistant city manager. Jones replaces Rochelle Clayton, who now serves as the acting city manager for the City of San Bernardino.

In his new role, Jones will oversee several city departments, including Community Development, Public Works and Engineering, Economic Development, and the administration of the Fire Department and Fire Marshal Riverside County/CalFIRE contract.

Jones brings a 25-year career in city government and private sectors. Most recently, he served as the city manager for the City of Eastvale from 2018 to 2022.

Previously, Jones served as 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.

Jones was currently 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.

“Bryan is an award-winning, visionary leader who inspires and engages those around him and empowers innovation and attracts investment to maximize results,” Menifee City Manager Armando G. Villa said. “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 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.

“Menifee is developing into a premier city and has garnered nationwide recognition for its innovative projects, business and investment opportunities, and desirable neighborhoods,” Jones said. “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.”

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