Rancho Mirage is a Charter City operating under the Council-Manager form of government; the City is governed by five council members with each council person serving as mayor on an annually rotating basis. The City Council appoints the City Manager who is responsible for carrying out the Council’s visions and policies, and for overseeing the City’s day-to-day administrative operations. The City Manager oversees the following city departments and divisions: Administration/Legal, Administrative Services, City Clerk, Development Services, Economic Development and Marketing, Finance, Housing, Library, and Public Works.
Within the separate departments, duties include administration of the City budget, processing of land use entitlements, annexations, coordination of assessment districts, analysis of housing and population characteristics, coordination of commissions, contract management, and housing activities, personnel management, financial operations, computer operations, purchasing, risk management, emergency preparedness, business licensing, and investment of City funds.
The City is pleased to introduce Isaiah Hagerman as Rancho Mirage’s City Manager. Isaiah was appointed to the position of Rancho Mirage City Manager on May 17, 2018 by the City Council. He joined the City of Rancho Mirage in 2012 initially as Finance Director, later assuming the role of Director of Administrative Services, then Assistant City Manager. Hagerman views his ascent through the ranks as a natural progression. “The further I got along with the City of Rancho Mirage and the more exposure I had to the elected officials, it all started to click for me. I know a good City when I see one. Not only has the Council created an excellent city from a service standpoint and a quality of life standpoint, but it’s built on top of one of the most fiscally sound cities you’ll ever encounter.”