Town Manager


The Town Manager serves as the Town’s chief executive officer. In this role, he is the key staff advisor to the Town Council, is responsible for implementing the direction and policies of the Town Council, and is charged with enforcing all municipal laws and regulations for the benefit of the community. The Town Manager oversees the daily management of municipal operations, including:

  • Direction and supervision of the Town’s operating departments
  • Management of facilities, buildings, properties, and assets
  • Planning and implementation of key projects
  • Preparation and administration of the annual budget

Meet Our Town Manager, Scott MitnickMitnick_2087Scott has three decades of public service experience, with more than 20 years at the executive level. Prior to joining Moraga, he served as El Segundo City Manager, County Administrator of Sutter County, and Thousand Oaks City Manager. Other previous positions held include: Thousand Oaks Assistant City Manager, Yuba City Administrative Services Director (combined Assistant City Manager and Finance Director), Burbank Budget Officer, Burbank Assistant to the City Manager, Burbank Financial Analyst, and Brea Budget Analyst.

Scott also held senior level private sector positions, including: Senior Vice President with Kosmont Companies; Director with KNN Public Finance; and, Managing Director with Stifel Public Finance. 

Throughout his career, Scott has promoted good government and sound financial management, including authoring articles, editing financial books/articles, and serving as a guest lecturer at conferences and universities, including: Bristol University (England), Syracuse University, University of Wisconsin, Madison, UCLA, and USC. He has been active member of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA); having served on the International Committee, Financing ICMA Committee, and as President of the California ICMA State Association (Cal-ICMA).

He served as a Graduate Assistant and earned a Master of Public Administration Degree (State and Local Government Public Finance Concentration) from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from California State University, Fullerton. He spent his junior year studying Political Philosophy at Bristol University in Bristol, England.