City Manager, Justin Hess

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Justin Hess 2013

Justin Hess
City Manager
(2019 - Present)


Office of the City Manager, City Hall, 
275 East Olive Avenue
P.O. Box 6459
Burbank, CA 91510-6459

Office Telephone: (818) 238-5800
Fax: (818) 238-5804
Email: Justin Hess
(jhess@burbankca.gov)

Justin has been with the City of Burbank for more than 20 years. He began his public administration career as an intern working for the City’s planning department. Throughout his career with the City, he has held several positions including Deputy City Manager, Financial Services Director, Management Services Director and Community Development Director.

As the City Manager, he serves as Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for carrying out the operations of the city in full accordance with the policies established by the City Council.  He oversees a full-service city comprised of 15 departments with a staff of roughly 1,500 employees.

He is a long time member of the International City/County Management Association and recently received his ICMA Credentialed Manager designation. He is also Vice President of the California City Management Foundation (CCMF) and a member of the Municipal Management Association of Southern California. Justin earned a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and is a graduate of the Executive Master of Leadership Program at the University of Southern California (USC) School of Policy, Planning and Development.

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