Meet the City Manager, Hans Uslar
Mr. Uslar began his career with the City of Monterey in 1997 as a management analyst and was promoted through the Plans and Public Works Department. He became Assistant Director of Plans and Public Works in 2008, and Deputy City Manager/Plans and Public Works in 2012.
He played a key role in the Presidio of Monterey base operations contract, known as the Monterey Model, a benchmark for public-public partnerships since its start in 1998. He was named Assistant City Manager in 2014 and recently served as the City’s Interim City Manager.
Mr. Uslar’s previous experience includes serving as Project Manager at the Institute for Strategies and Studies in Waldbroel, Germany; Assistant Chief of Branch, Naval Policies and Strategies, Department of Defense, in Bonn, Germany; and Commanding Officer of the German Navy’s ship “Hermelin”, Kiel, Germany.
He holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree in Educational Theory from Bundeswehr University of Hamburg, Germany, and a Master of Science (MS) degree from the Naval Postgraduate School in Management.
Mr. Uslar is a member of the International City Manager’s Association and the Association of Defense Communities.
He lives in Monterey with his wife and he has a college age son.
Message from the City Manager, January 2019
"California’s “First” City is your home - a unique and special place filled with neighbors who care. We all know and appreciate Monterey’s past, present, and future. As City Manager and a resident of Monterey, each day I strive to make Monterey more special, more energetic, and a great place to live and work. Our City staff shares my passion. We are here to make things happen. Our City team is about creating and maintaining win-win situations for our residents, businesses and visitors. We are effective at finding the right balance that promotes the best for everyone."
"How do we make it happen? Our City employees find solutions and figure out ways to say “yes” instead of “no”; our approach is to be open to new ideas and suggestions; we are there to help and to support everyone; we are here to make you successful. We all care!"
"I invite you to be part of the City of Monterey’s extended team and help us plan Monterey’s future. You are an essential part of what makes Monterey a regional leader in quality of life. In terms of raising a family, providing business opportunities, preserving our beautiful and important environmental assets, offering cultural, educational and healthy living outlets, Monterey is the best. Our City offers so many opportunities for everyone! We proudly embrace our leadership role with determination and purpose, and I thank you for your trust, support, and participation."