City Manager

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The City Manager directs and coordinates the general administration of City government, including the preparation of the annual budget and the enforcement and execution of laws and ordinances of the City. The Office of the City Manager provides management and administrative support for operating departments, programs and initiatives established by the Mayor and City Council.

Tony Tomasello was appointed City Manager in November of 2012. He was originally hired as the City’s first Economic Development Director in 1996, having previously worked for the State of Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development for eight years. He was promoted to Assistant City Manager in 2001, and was made Deputy City Manager in 2010.

He serves on the Maryland Local Government Insurance Trust Board of Trustees and is a member of the Underwriting Committee. He is a member of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Government’s Chief Administrative Officers Committee and was inducted into the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce “Hall of Fame” in 2013. After graduating from Montgomery County Public Schools, he received a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Maryland, University College, and a Master of Business Administration degree (MBA) from Frostburg State University.

City Manager's Office

The Office of the City Manager includes Economic Development, Legislative Affairs and Mayor and Council Services

Frederick J. Felton Neighborhood Matching Grant Program

This matching grant program is designed to assist neighborhood associations in making improvements in their communities by providing dollar-for-dollar matching grants.

Biennial Citizen Survey

Conducted every two years, the Gaithersburg Citizen Survey is a tool that allows elected officials and City staff to identify community needs, assess resident satisfaction with services, explore how Gaithersburg compares with other municipalities, and create benchmarks that allow us to measure how we’re doing over time. Survey results help us prioritize strategic initiatives, direct resources, and create opportunities for dialog with our residents.