Keith C. Metzler serves as the City Manager. As the City's top administrator, Mr. Metzler is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the City and to ensure that the policies developed by the City Council are executed. Beyond responsibility for the overall operations of the City, the City Manager's Department also provides support to the City Council in numerous areas including strategic planning, intergovernmental relations, and legislation.
Mr. Metzler has worked in the field of municipal government since 1996. As City Manager and under the direction of the Victorville City Council, Mr. Metzler provides leadership to approximately 360 employees and guides a $230 million spending plan that provides essential city services to a population of approximately 120,000 residents.
Over his career, Mr. Metzler has helped shape the economic landscape in Victorville by facilitating the development of an estimated 3 million square feet of industrial space and successfully negotiated transactions with nationally and internationally recognized companies like The Boeing Companies, ConAgra Foods, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group and The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, to name a few. Mr. Metzler's retail experience includes having successfully negotiated transactions that caused a multi-franchise auto center, Macy's, Dicks Sporting Goods, and Costco. Mr. Metzler has also led several capital improvement projects, including the development of an industrial wastewater treatment plant and runway and taxiway improvements.
In his spare time, Mr. Metzler volunteers time supporting the Victorville American Youth Soccer Organization as an advanced coach, advanced referee, and board member. Mr. Metzler and his wife, Ruthann, reside in Victorville, and both have lived in Victorville for over thirty years.
Mr. Metzler earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of California, Riverside and an MBA from California State University, San Bernardino.