From Private Sector Analyst, to Engineer, then to City Engineer, then to Assistant City Manager, Michael has had his fair share of titles – and business cards. That’s what happens when you have spent the last 24 years in the public and private sector perfecting the art of engineering.
His wide-ranging expertise has helped transform the landscapes of the communities he has served.
Since 2007, Michael has served the City of Moreno Valley, transforming MoVal one mile of asphalt at a time.
Under Michael’s tenure, the roads our residents take to work and school are smoother, traffic signals have more integration, and more residents and businesses are rolling up their sleeves and pitching in to Keep Moreno Valley Beautiful.
There is more to Michael than just applied mathematics and designing and building things.
He’s been a Hoya, an Aggie and a Mustang. Michael holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Southern Methodist University, a Master’s of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University, and a Master of Public Policy Degree from Georgetown University.
As an Eagle Scout and current Assistant Scoutmaster, he is an avid outdoorsman with a profound sense of adventure.
When he’s not in the office engineering the future of Moreno Valley, Michael can be found camping with his wife and two sons.
Michael has been ready to assume the role as the City’s Public Works Director/City Engineer since the day he arrived in Moreno Valley.
“Be Prepared” isn’t just the Boy Scout’s Motto, it’s also Michael’s.
In fact, she loves Moreno Valley so much, she’s on her second tour of duty.
Jane has over three decades of City government experience, one of which was spent as Moreno Valley’s City Clerk.
She has brought unrivaled expertise to Cities across California, from Murrieta to Bell Gardens, as well as the Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District and the Duncan Unified School District in Arizona.
It’s a good thing that Jane maintains MoVal’s records, because she has maintained a record of keeping cities on track and overseeing free and fair elections across Southern California.
Jane has dedicated her life to helping communities navigate City systems to get the best out of their local government.
Her servant’s heart extends beyond the City Clerk’s Office as she strives to inspire her staff to reach their goals. Jane loves making homemade soaps for her friends, family, and co-workers.
Jane lives with her husband and has two grown daughters. Her greatest joy in life is spending time with her four grandchildren.
She’s also a proud Bulldog, having achieved her bachelor’s degree in business management and her master’s degree in management at the University of Redlands.
When you see Jane Halstead around town, be sure to say welcome back friend.
Manuel Mancha is a seasoned professional who brings a wide breadth of municipal experience and leadership to his position as Director of Community Development. With more than 30 years of community development and planning work under his belt, Manny is well prepared to lead Moreno Valley through the comprehensive update of its General Plan, the City’s guiding document that spells out where various kinds of development can take place and what infrastructure is needed to support it. He also brings experience leading related departments and divisions including Building, Housing, Economic Development and Code Enforcement. His expertise has helped develop the Southern California cities of Montebello, El Monte and Pomona, and all that extensive experience is now in service to the City of Moreno Valley.
Manny earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Urban Planning from Cal Poly Pomona.
Mike Lee knows business. And businesses know Mike Lee.
Since 2015, Mike has been bragging to businesses about Moreno Valley like a proud grandparent pulling out a stack of wallet-sized photos of the grandkids.
When it comes to Moreno Valley there is a lot to brag about.
Thanks to Mike’s efforts as our Economic Development Director, Fortune 500 and international companies have flocked to Moreno Valley, and so have thousands of jobs.
His work isn’t just putting people to work where they live. He’s helping to build the workforce of the future.
And he’s doing it with innovative partnerships between the City, our educational partners and our business community.
For more than two decades, Mike has been building those relationships, one cup of green tea at a time.
A native of Taiwan, Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Urban and Regional Planning and a Master of Public Administration.
He and his wife, Brenda, have two sons, Ryan and Alex.
A self-proclaimed news junkie, Mike often knows what is hot off the presses before the news even gets to the presses. He’s a devoted ‘80s music fan, an avid art collector, and there are rumors he likes camping on the beach, although we’ve yet to see photographic evidence.
If he does manage to go on vacation, we know he’ll be bragging about Moreno Valley to anyone standing still.
ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER/CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER/CITY TREASURER
Brian has worked in municipal finance for almost 20 years and enjoys being a public servant. Prior to joining the City of Moreno Valley, Brian worked for the City of Rialto for more than 10 years and San Bernardino County Retirement Association (SBCERA) for more than six years.
Prior to becoming Acting Assistant City Manager, Brian served as the Financial Resources Division Manager for the City of Moreno Valley. In this capacity, Brian administered the City’s General Fund budget of $116.7 million and the overall budget of over $238 million.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting.
Brian is passionate about embracing community and business partnerships and relationships and strives to build on existing and future innovative and educational ideas to build long-lasting relationships which will help the City evolve.
On a personal note, he and his wife Paula enjoy traveling, concerts, experimenting with food of different cultures and spending time with their family, especially the dogs and cat. An avid film and music junkie – ask Brian a question and he’s sure to answer (challenge on!). Brian also loves golf and enjoys hiking local City trails. Also, a sports fan of NASCAR, Formula 1, tennis, football and soccer, which he played and coached for many years.
They have four children, Hannah, Amanda, Sam and Haley, and two grandchildren, Brett and Kennedy.
Jesse Park has over twenty years in the California fire service. He went to High School in the San Diego area and then moved to northern California for community college. It was in Mt. Shasta that he signed up with the US Forest Service as a seasonal firefighter working in the Shasta-Trinity and Plumas National Forests.
Chief Park continued with college and the forest service, attending Butte Community College in the Chico area, earning an associate degree in fire science technology, and attending their college Fire Academy for his state firefighter I / EMT and paramedic certifications.
In 2000, he started with CALFIRE, working for the Butte Ranger Unit in Paradise, CA. He promoted to Fire Apparatus Engineer and worked in the Amador-Eldorado Unit near Sacramento for a summer before being offered a position in Riverside County as a firefighter-paramedic.
Chief Park has been assigned to many locations throughout Riverside County. His experience and training led to promotions; first Engineer, then Captain, and most recently Battalion Chief. He continued with his education, attending numerous fire department classes, but also completing a Bachelor of Arts in Leadership, and a Master of Science in Safety, Security, and Emergency Management. With additional Master’s Certificates in the Fire Service, Homeland Security, and Emergency Manager.
Chief Park is active in the fire department and heads up policy development and training curriculum for Mass Casualty Incident Management and Firefighter Rehabilitation. He is the Riverside Ranger Unit’s NFPA FIREWISE Community liaison, and a lead in the county’s Firefighter Recruitment Task Force.
Chief Park has been married to Kimberly Park for the last 16 years. They live locally and have two children in elementary school. Chief Park is excited to continue the incredible progress of Moreno Valley, providing outstanding public service, and fulfilling the mission to the city, county, and state as well.
Jeremy Bubnick is a man who knows how to weather the storm.
As part of his illustrious 25-year career in Parks and Community Services, he spent seven years protecting the community of Lake Jackson, Texas, from hurricanes and helping to lead their disaster response in his role of Parks & Recreation Director.
As Moreno Valley’s Parks & Community Services Director, Jeremy understands the importance of community, which is why he doesn’t just work in Moreno Valley, he lives here.
Jeremy’s career has taken him across the country, from his home state of Washington all the way to Texas. It has included award-winning management of recreation centers, golf courses, parks, aquatic centers, sports complexes, and even ice arenas.
He attended Eastern Washington University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Parks & Recreation Management. Jeremy is also a graduate of the National Recreation and Parks Association Directors School and their Marketing and Revenue Management School. Jeremy is a Certified Parks & Recreation Executive, Aquatic Facility Operator, Playground Safety Inspector, and Athletic Director.
When he’s not perfecting Moreno Valley’s Parks, Jeremy enjoys traveling with his wife of 21 years, Amy, and their son. Catch him on a Friday night watching a good horror flick with his family. He also enjoys home improvement projects, tinkering away bit-by-bit to make his home as beautiful as MoVal’s parks.
His goal is to treat our City parks with the same loving care and attention as his own backyard.
Captain Reichle is a 23-year veteran of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. He started as a Deputy Sheriff with Riverside County in 1999 and was assigned to Patrol Operations at the Palm Desert Station. While assigned to the Palm Desert Station he worked several assignments to include Patrol, Palm Desert Target Team, Career Criminal Apprehension Team, and Field Training Officer.
In 2005 Captain Reichle was promoted to the rank of Investigator and was assigned to the Palm Desert Station Investigation Bureau where he primarily worked crimes against persons cases.
In 2007 Captain Reichle was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. As Sergeant, he supervised staff at the Indio Jail, Cabazon Station, Thermal Station, and Hemet / San Jacinto Station. During his 12 years as supervisor, he spent 6 of those years supervising investigative units with a specialty in gang and narcotic investigations.
In 2019 Captain Reichle was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and served as the Chief of Police for the City of San Jacinto. During his tenure as Chief of Police, he helped the department develop into a modern forward-thinking policing organization, utilizing technology, data, and innovative strategies to provide a high-level of professional policing and public safety services to the community.
In 2021 Captain Reichle was promoted to the Rank of Captain and assigned to the Sheriff’s Department’s Joint Operations Bureau where he oversaw the human resources, recruitment, and hiring for all sheriff personnel.
Captain Reichle has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and Master of Business Administration both from the University of Phoenix. Captain Reichle has received numerous commendations and awards for his police service to include the Department’s medal of valor, medal of courage, medal of merit and a unit citation.