Residents invited to have coffee with city manager


The Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce and The Cup Above are hosting a Meet and Greet with Canyon Lake City Manager Chris Mann. Residents are invited to have coffee and conversation with Mann on Wednesday, June 19, at 8 a.m. at The Cup Above in the Canyon Lake Towne Center at 31700 Railroad Canyon Rd.

After an exhaustive two month search and reviewing the qualifications of 34 applicants, the City Council appointed Mann to the position of city manager in March.

Although this is Mann’s first city manager post, he brings to Canyon Lake, a wide breadth of experience, both in the public and private sectors. A former administrative analyst and deputy chief of staff for the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, Mann started in public service at a young age.

In 1999, at the age of 23, Mann was elected to the Westlake Village City Council. He was sworn in as mayor in December 2002.

Mann also served on the San Gorgonio Pass Water Agency Board and on the Yucaipa Valley Board, where he was appointed president in January 2019.

Mann is responsible for the efficient administrations of all departments operating within the City of Canyon Lake, while providing overall direction to ensure that city policy is adhered to. He also oversees the functions of Human Resources and Risk Management, Economic Development, Communication, preparation of the Annual Operating Budget, all contract administration, state and federal grant processing and agenda processing and review for the City Council.