City Manager

Location: City of Oxnard
City Manager's Office
300 West Third Street
4th Floor
Oxnard, CA 93030
Greg Nyhoff
City Manager
Phone: (805) 385-7430
Fax: (805) 385-7595
Hours: Monday to Thursday:
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Alternating Fridays:
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Maria Hurtado, Assistant City Manager

Maria Hurtado was appointed the City of Oxnard Assistant City Manager effective May of 2015.

Prior to her appointment in Oxnard, Maria worked as the Assistant City Manager for the City of Tracy for over 9 years. In Tracy, she served as the Chief Operating Officer (COO), responsible for special projects and the daily operations of four operating departments, including Development Services and Economic Development, Administrative Services, Public Works and Utilities. Ms. Hurtado also oversaw three divisions in the City Manager’s office, including the City Clerk’s Office and the Mayor’s Community Youth Support Network program/PIO and the cultural Arts Divisions. Ms. Hurtado held two 6 month Interim City Manager appointments during her tenure as Assistant City manager where she was responsible for Council and Community Relations, and department operations.

Ms. Hurtado was hired to the City of Tracy as the Director of Parks and Community Services before being appointed Assistant City Manager in 2007. Prior to this position, Ms. Hurtado served as Deputy Director of Parks & Neighborhood Services for the City of San Jose, CA and Assistant Director for Parks and Community Services and Assistant Director for Redevelopment and Housing for the City of Watsonville, CA.

Ms. Hurtado came from the non-profit sector prior to moving into the public sector and worked as the Executive Director of an alcohol and Counseling agency, which included a women’s residential treatment facility, drug and alcohol counseling center, and an anti-gang afterschool youth program.

Ms. Hurtado serves on the Board of the International Hispanic Network (IHN) as the Vice President for Programs, is a member of Municipal Management Association of Northern California (MMANC) and International City/County Management Association (ICMA), and sits on the Cal-ICMA Preparing the Next Generation Committee (PNG). Ms. Hurtado was recently appointed as Co-Chair of the ICMA Conference Planning Committee for the 2016 Annual Conference.

Ms. Hurtado received her Master’s in Social Work from San Jose State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of California in Santa Cruz.

Maria Hurtado
Assistant City Manager

The City Manager's Office supports the information and policy-making needs of the Council, implements Council decisions and directives, and manages the day-to-day operations of city departments.

The City Manager is appointed by the City Council to serve as chief executive and administrative officer. Under the Council/Manager form of government, the Council establishes policies for operations within the city, and it is the Manager's responsibility to ensure these policies are carried out.

Department Map

  • Legislative Affairs
  • Information Systems
    Enterprise Information Systems Management
    Geographic Information Systems
    Personal Computer/Network Systems
    Document Publishing Services
    Telecommunications Support
  • General Services
    Facilities Maintenance
    Landscape Assessment and Graffiti Removal
    Graffiti Action Program
    Fleet Services
    Parks and Facilities Development
    Parks and Public Grounds
    River Ridge Golf Course
    Street Lighting
    Fleet Services

For further information:
Greg Nyhoff
City Manager
(805) 385-7430