Moreno Valley City Manager Retires

Moreno Valley City Manager Tom DeSantis retired Tuesday after two years on the job, with Economic Development Director Mike Lee chosen as an interim replacement.

DeSantis’ tenure was praised by a number of city council members, as quoted by the Press-Enterprise.

“Even when he became the city manager at the beginning, he had been considering retirement,” said Mayor Yxstian Gutierrez. “We wish him the best. I think he did a good job.”

DeSantis has worked for the city since 2011 and was hired as its top administrator in 2017. He previously served as Human Resources Director and Assistant City Manager. Before coming to Moreno Valley, he worked for Riverside.