City Manager

About Us

The City of Antioch operates under the City Manager form of government.  Under the policy direction of the City Council the City Manager serves as the Chief Administrative Officer of the City; assumes full responsibility for planning, administering, directing, overseeing, and evaluating the activities and operations of all City departments.


The City Manager’s Office is responsible for:
    • Implementing City Council policy
    • Directing departments and the City’s administrative functions
    • Providing day-to-day leadership in policy development and implementation
    • Assuring an efficient and equitable delivery of City services
    • Initiating and developing short and long-term special projects
    • Overseeing the annual budget process
    • Managing the City’s inter-governmental relations and public information functions
    • Directing major economic development projects
    • The City Manager’s contract
  • Ron Bernal City Manager

    Ron Bernal

    City Manager - bio

    Ron Bernal was appointed City Manager in March 2017. With more than 30 years of municipal government experience, Ron has a Degree in Civil Engineering from UC Davis and is a registered Civil Engineer in California. Before his role as City Manager, Ron served as the City of Antioch Assistant City Manager since 2016, Public Works Director since 2009 and Assistant City Engineer since 1998. When not at City Hall, Ron enjoys spending time with his fantastic wife, Irma, their children, two incredible grandsons Jaxon and Isaiah and granddaughter Kinsley.