Town Manager


The Town Manager is the Town’s chief executive and the key staff advisor to the Town Council.

The Town Manager is responsible for implementing the policies of the Town Council and enforcing all municipal laws and regulations for the benefit of the community. The Town Manager oversees the daily management of municipal operations, including:

  • Direction and supervision of the Town’s departments
  • Management of facilities
  • Planning and implementation of key projects
  • Preparation and administration of the annual budget

Meet Our Town Manager, Scott MitnickMitnick_2087Scott has three decades of public service experience, with more than 20 years at the executive level. Prior to joining Moraga, he served as El Segundo City Manager for 2 ½ years, County Administrator of Sutter County for 2 ½ years, and Thousand Oaks City Manager for 11 years. Other previous positions held included: Thousand Oaks Assistant City Manager, Yuba City Administrative Services Director (combined Assistant City Manager and Finance Director), Burbank Budget Officer, Burbank Assistant to the City Manager, Burbank Financial Analyst, and Brea Budget Analyst.

Scott also held senior level private sector positions, including Senior Vice President with Kosmont Companies in El Segundo; Director with KNN Public Finance based in Downtown Oakland; and Managing Director with Stifel Public Finance in Downtown Los Angeles. 

Throughout his career, Scott has promoted good government and sound financial management, including authoring articles, editing financial books/articles, and serving as a guest lecturer at professional conferences and international and national universities, including Bristol University (England), Syracuse University, University of Wisconsin, Madison, UCLA, and USC. He has been active member of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA); having served on the International Committee, Financing ICMA Committee, and as President of the California ICMA State Association (Cal-ICMA).

He served as a Graduate Assistant and earned a Master of Public Administration Degree (State and Local Government Public Finance Concentration) from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from California State University, Fullerton. He spent his junior year studying Political Philosophy at Bristol University in England.