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
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.

Scott Whitney, Assistant City Manager

Scott Whitney
Assistant City Manager

Scott Whitney was appointed the City of Oxnard Assistant City Manager effective October 10, 2015.

Prior to his appointment, Scott worked for the Oxnard Police Department for over 25 years, serving as an Assistant Police Chief for nine years. He has had leadership and administrative responsibilities for all three bureaus within the Police Department and he served as Interim Assistant City Manager from December 2014 to August 2015. As Interim Assistant City Manager, Scott was instrumental in budget development and provided critical leadership at a time when the organization had multiple vacancies.

Scott has served in many different roles throughout his years in City government. He was one of founding members of the county-wide Crisis Intervention Team. He also led a collaborative effort between law enforcement and several community leaders in creating a cultural proficiency training program. From overseeing the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team to managing the Gang Violence and Suppression Project and creating the Oxnard PRYDE Program, Scott has been at the forefront of public safety developments in the City.

He also works with many community-based organizations. Some of his past and present partnerships include: ex-officio director of the Oxnard Chamber of Commerce, advisory board member for the Ventura County Chapter of Parents of Murdered Children, Ventura County Leadership Academy steering committee, board member for Interface Children and Family Services, Ventura County Mental Health Advisory Board, executive committee member of the Ventura County Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative, and the executive steering committee for the Board of State and Community Relations. In 2010, he received the El Concilio, Latino Leadership President’s Award for his work with local youth.

Scott brings comprehensive experience in project management, community outreach, organizational development and municipal administration.

Scott received his master’s degree in Public Administration from California State University Northridge and a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting from the University of Oregon. Scott is a proud product of Oxnard’s public schools and is a member of the Oxnard High School Hall of Fame.

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