City Manager's Office

Coronado's Mission Statement

Leading our community in partnership and excellence.

The mission of the Office of the City Manager is to effectively and efficiently implement the policies of the City Council and manage the day-to-day operations of the City.

The City Manager is the administrative head of the municipal government under the direction and control of the City Council, responsible for personnel, budget and procurement, and all City operations. The City Manager's Office manages and directs the Capital Improvement Program including major facilities and infrastructure projects. This office maintains communication among the organization, the City Council, and the community. This office is responsible for the coordination and permitting of special events in Coronado.

The City Manager's Office coordinates interagency activities and special projects with the San Diego Unified Port District, Coronado Unified School District, San Diego Association of Governments, Metropolitan Transit System, San Diego County, and the other cities in the region. This office manages the City's legislative program including coordination with state and federal legislators, the City's legislative advocate, and the League of California Cities.

Tina Friend Biography

Tina Friend is a city management and public policy professional with special expertise in public management, policy analysis, communications and public law.  Tina is proud to be the City Manager of Coronado, where she manages a total $93 million budget and a broad array of community services from police and fire to recreation and golf.

Prior to Coronado, Tina worked in local government in Santa Cruz County for over 16 years. She served as the City Manager of Scotts Valley and Assistant City Manager for the City of Santa Cruz.

Tina holds a Juris Doctor degree from Santa Clara University School of Law and a Master of Public Policy degree from Georgetown University. Her undergraduate degree is B.S. magna cum laude from the University of Idaho. Tina is married to a San Diego local, and their 7-year-old son is an avid Padres fan.