City Manager's Office

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Christopher Freeland was appointed to the position of City Manager by the City Council and assumed his duties on May 13, 2019. The City Manager serves as the City's chief executive officer. The goal of this office is to manage the affairs of the City to maximize efficiency, economy, and public confidence in local government.

The City Manager's Office provides oversight and direction to ensure all departments are responding to City Council goals, identifying key issues requiring Council direction, preparing and presenting to the City Council the annual budget, coordinating the preparation of City Council agendas, and planning the services, programs and projects to ensure Indian Wells maintains its character as a great community to live, work and play.

Mission Statement

Support the City Council, develop leadership in the organization, provide excellent service to the community, and be accountable, strategic, compassionate and connected.

Current City Council Goals

Strategic Planning

The Council adopts Legislative Priorities each year as a reference guide for legislative positions and objectives that provide direction for the City's advocacy strategy.

City Manager Employment Agreement


Christopher Freeland, City Manager

Peter Castro, Deputy City Manager

Cathy Terrones, Senior Executive Assistant

Anna Grandys, City Clerk

Angelica Avila, Deputy City Clerk

Nick Werner, Information Technology Manager

Micaela Wilkey, Management Analyst

Kristen Nelson, Management Analyst

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