Matthew S. West was appointed the City Manager for the City of Tustin, California, in 2019 – a position that directly provides policy-oriented and management support to the City Council. Matt leads an organization of nearly 300 employees on a full-range of citywide matters. He enjoys tackling complex challenges and leveraging opportunities.
Matt has been working in the public sector for over 20 years – 18 of those with the City of Tustin in various positions within the departments of Planning, Redevelopment, Economic Development, Finance, and City Management. Prior to Tustin, he served the cities of San Juan Capistrano and Upland, Mono County, and in advanced planning functions for the Willdan Group, Inc.
Matt has stated many times that Tustin is a special place both as a community and as an organization. He has an appreciation for Tustin’s history, but also enjoys being a key member of the visioning and development team for the future of Tustin and embraces the responsibility of serving the best interests of the community.