Oliver began his service to Irvine as the community’s sixth city manager in December 2021. Prior to his current role, he held a variety of management and staff positions with the cities of Huntington Beach, Monrovia, Barstow, Rosemead, Claremont, and Arcadia. He also spent a period of time working for a member of the California State Legislature.
A fervent believer in the notion that healthy, people-focused organizations can make inspired transformational change, Oliver has dedicated his professional career to helping build better communities through improved municipal operations. He has extensive experience across a range of disciplines and has helped lead the development of innovative local government programs, performance management initiatives, operational process improvements, teambuilding efforts, and strategic planning activities.
Oliver is married to his college sweetheart, Bobbie Jo, and together, they are proud parents to two children, Ian and Avery.
The City of Irvine Animal Care Center invites the community to attend the 17th annual Home for the Holidays Pet Adoption Fair Sunday, December 10, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. The fair features hundreds of adoptable animals from pet rescue groups and animal shelters, including dogs, cats, rabbits, and others.
The City of Irvine and the Irvine 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee invite the community to participate in the annual Holiday Toy Drive by donating new, unwrapped gifts suitable for infants or children ages 12 and younger.
The City of Irvine received a 2023 Digital Cities Survey award from the Center for Digital Government, a national research and advisory institute focused on technology policy and best practices in state and local government.
The City of Irvine has been closely monitoring details related to the Tustin Hangar Fire. No health risks or impacts have been identified for Irvine at this time. The City deployed air quality and surface testing November 20-22 in nine parks.
Effective November 15, 2023, all production of asphalt at the All American Asphalt plant has ceased. The sale of All American Asphalt will close in early 2024, and the City of Irvine will take ownership of the plant and property.
Get involved with the City of Irvine's Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP) by attending upcoming workshops, taking an online survey, requesting a City presentation, following the City on social, and signing up for the Environmental Programs e-newsletter.