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City Manager

Welcome to the City of Carlsbad.

The City of Carlsbad follows the “council-manager” form of government, which means that our elected leaders set the overall direction of the city government, and the city manager is responsible for the efficient and effective execution of that direction.

As city manager, it’s my job to oversee the day to day operations of the city and carry out the policies and priorities of our elected leaders. This includes managing a staff of over 1,000 dedicated professionals who together work around the clock, seven days a week to ensure we are providing the very highest level of service to our community.

City of Carlsbad staff work as a team, and the community is an important part of that team. Please give me your feedback, share your ideas, and participate in our programs, events and public meetings. Carlsbad has always been a very special place, and that’s because we work together in support of our common values.

Scott Chadwick 
City Manager

1200 Carlsbad Village Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
manager@carlsbadca.gov 
760-434-2821

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