Throughout his tenure as City Manager of Thousand Oaks, Scott Mitnick was charged with overseeing the daily operations of a dynamic, full-service city and providing the best possible quality of life for its residents. Accomplishment highlights include: 

  • Transforming a divided City Council into a stable, productive, and forward-thinking elected body
  • Implementing one of the State’s first Financial Strategic Plans and using it to ensure long-term financial stability
  • Empowering all employees to where the organization evolved into one of Ventura County’s most desirable employers
  • Consistently ensuring Thousand Oaks remained one of the safest cities in the U.S. and California
  • Weathering the Great Recession of 2007-2009 with minimal community impacts (even with a reduced workforce of more than 100 employees)
  • Implementing numerous successful partnerships with School District, Park District, affordable housing providers, Cal Lutheran University, etc.

For more information on Scott Mitnick’s accomplishments throughout his city government career, visit his LinkedIn profile.


Syracuse University, Maxwell School – 1989
Master of Public Administration
Graduate Research Fellowship and Tuition Scholarship
Local Government Management & Finance Concentration

California State University, Fullerton – 1987
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Political Science (various scholarships)

University of Bristol – 1985-86
Junior Year Abroad Program, Political Philosophy & World Politics Major (various scholarships)