Government Affairs - Irvine City Manager Oliver Chi
Irvine City Manager Oliver Chi will provide an overview of the City’s plans for the Great Park, and how those efforts are geared toward helping us prepare for Irvine’s next 50 years.
Chi began his service to Irvine as the community’s sixth city manager in 2021. Prior to his current role, he held a variety of management and staff positions with the cities of Huntington Beach, Monrovia, Barstow, Rosemead, Claremont, and Arcadia. He also spent a period of time working for a member of the California State Legislature.
A fervent believer in the notion that healthy, people-focused organizations can make inspired transformational change, Oliver has dedicated his professional career to helping build better communities through improved municipal operations. He has extensive experience across a range of disciplines and has helped lead the development of innovative local government programs, performance management initiatives, operational process improvements, teambuilding efforts, and strategic planning activities. Oliver is married to his college sweetheart, Bobbie Jo, and together, they are proud parents to two children, Ian and Avery.