Acting City Manager, Chief Adam McGill

Photo of Novato Chief of Police Adam McGillThe City Manager oversees the management and operations of all City departments and services.

In a Council-Manager form of government, the City Council sets policy and City Manager manages the day-to-day administration of City government which includes:

  • assisting the City Council in establishing Citywide goals and policies and ensures that Council directions are implemented;
  • providing information to the community on City programs, services, activities and community issues;    
  • coordinates with other local and regional agencies in order to promote and protect the interests of the City and ensure the efficient delivery of services to the community;        
  • promotes the economic vitality of the community through economic development and redevelopment efforts;
  • and provides special administrative attention, oversight and tracking to ensure critical milestones are met on Council priorities.


Assistant City Manager, Jessica Deakyne

Central Administration and Parks, Recreation & Community Services 

Photo of Jessica Deakyne

The Central Administration and Parks, Recreation & Community Services Assistant City Manager oversees Human Resources, Risk Management, Information Technology, Recreation Programs and Childcare, Community Services, Parks & Recreation Capital Projects, and Special Events. Other duties include:

  • administration and coordination of Department programs, services and activities;
  • high level administrative duties, including legislative analysis, internal organizational issues, and representing the City on outside committees;
  • research, implement and maintain projects of special nature that have citywide significance;
  • and serve as Acting City Manager when assigned.

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