City Manager

Milpitas is a flourishing community with a very diverse and inclusive resident and business population. Often referred to as the Crossroads of Silicon Valley, the City is situated between major thoroughfares in the Bay Area and is considered a highly desirable location for world-class technology companies seeking to build a central base of operations. Today Milpitas is recognized as one of the top 10 Best Cities for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) workers. The U.S. Census Bureau's July 2019 study reveals Milpitas as the only Bay Area city to appear as the fastest-growing incorporated place in the country, with more than 50,000 people. In October 2020, WalletHub also named Milpitas one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S., ranking it Number 4 out of 515. With the addition of the new Milpitas Transit Center offering BART, light rail, and bus service, and multiple new mixed-use development projects, along with a host of new City Plans and Programs in support of an inspiring and sustainable future, the City is at the forefront of building the next generation economy.

The City of Milpitas operates under a Council-Manager form of government, establishing the City Council as the legislative and executive body. The City Manager's Office manages the day-to-day operations of the City Government, recommends strategic direction and solutions to City Council, submits for adoption a balanced budget, monitors legislative activities that impact the City, and implements the City's general policy guidelines.

We are devoted to providing unparalleled customer service to all our residents, businesses, and guests. We care deeply about what you think and want to ensure that initiatives and programs reflect the values of our community. Please let us know how we can be better.

Ned Signature (JPG)

Ned Thomas
City Manager