Gary Halbert
City Manager
City of Chula Vista


City of Chula Vista City Manager, Gary Halbert, is a certified planner and licensed engineer. He has over 35 years of experience in local government and has held management positions in city planning, transportation engineering and development services.

Halbert holds a Bachelor of Science in Systems Science from the University of California at San Diego and a Masters in Public Administration from San Diego State University. At SDSU, he was a recipient of the John Fowler Scholarship and Graduate Student of the Year. Gary is the Past Director of the San Diego Section of the American Planning Association and is a member of the Urban Land Institute’s University Development and Innovation Council.