Michael Milhiser

Michael Milhiser has been named the interim city manager in Fontana.  (Contributed photo by City of Fontana)

Michael Milhiser has been named the interim city manager in Fontana, following the sudden retirement of long-time City Manager Ken Hunt.

Milhiser is a former city manager of Ontario, Montclair and Upland and retired chief administrative officer for the Morongo Band of Mission Indians. He has been a board member of the Monte Vista Water District since 2007.

The City Council voted 4-1 during a closed session meeting on July 15 to bring in Milhiser. Councilmember Jesse Sandoval cast the no vote.

“We thank Ken for his dedicated service to our city and wish him all the best in his retirement,” said Mayor Acquanetta Warren. “We’re fortunate to have someone of Mike Milhiser’s experience and leadership heading our transition team, while we search for a permanent replacement.”

Milhiser said he was very pleased with the opportunity to serve in Fontana.

"It's great," he said. "Fontana is the best city in the state of California to work for, because of all of its leadership and growth."

In addition to Hunt's departure, his assistant, Amy Colbrunn, also left the city.

"Amy Colbrunn, assistant to the city manager, chose to move on from the City of Fontana. We thank her for her service and wish her well," Warren said in a statement.

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