Matthew Ballantyne Selected as Chino's New City Manager
With four members present, Chino’s City Council unanimously voted to adopt an Employment Agreement that will bring Matthew Ballantyne aboard as its new City Manager, as of August 1.
“From the onset of the hiring process, Matthew stood out as an impressive candidate,” said Mayor Dennis Yates. “He clearly researched our community, as evidenced in his interviews and he requested a ride-along with the Chino Police Department, which provided him the opportunity to learn even more about Chino. The Council and I appreciate his demonstrated initiative and it was one of the qualities that really made him stand out.”
With nearly 17 years of public service and three degrees: a Bachelor of Arts in Geography/Environmental Studies from the University of California at Los Angeles, as well as a Masters of Urban and Regional Planning from California State Polytechnic University at Pomona, and a Masters of Public Administration from the University of La Verne, Matt brings a wealth of educational and professional experience to Chino. His monthly salary is $18,888; and he will pay the full 7% employee contribution toward his retirement plan through CalPERS.
“I am extremely thankful to the City Council for granting me this opportunity to serve the Chino community,” said Matt Ballantyne. “Chino is a special place which resonated well with me early in the process. Although Chino is a growing community with great opportunity, its core family values made this a very attractive place for me. I am excited about becoming a new member of the Chino family.” Matt added that he appreciates and relies on the support of his family; wife Michelle and two sons Dean and Luke.
Matt fills the City Manager position previously held by Patrick Glover, who retired earlier this year. Police Chief Miles Pruitt has served as the City’s Interim City Manager since that time and will return to the Chino Police Department where he will continue to serve as Chief.
“The Council is very grateful to Miles for his leadership during this transition,” said the Mayor. “By stepping up, he allowed the Council to focus on selecting the candidate that will best serve this community.”