City Manager's Office

The City of Fort Bragg has a Council-Manager form of government whereby a five-member elected City Council establishes key City goals, policies and priorities and the City Manager is responsible for ensuring implementation of the Council's priorities and for providing sound and effective management of the City. The City Manager's Office works with all other departments in the City to support the delivery of quality public services; an efficient, responsive and accountable government; community health and safety; fiscal stability; economic vitality; quality of life; and citizen involvement.
Mission Statement
The City Manager's Office provides professional leadership and direction in the implementation of City Council policy objectives and administration of City services and programs.

City Service
Linda Ruffing has served as Fort Bragg's City Manager since January 2006. Since then, she has helped restructure City government to ensure continued provision of excellent public services while stabilizing and strengthening the fiscal condition of the organization. Prior to appointment as City Manager, Linda served as Fort Bragg's Community Development Director for more than six years. In that capacity, she oversaw the comprehensive update of the City's General Plan and zoning code and the initial stages of planning for reuse of a 400+ acre former timber mill property that comprises one-third of the land area within the City of Fort Bragg. 

In addition to more than 25 years of professional experience in city administration and urban planning, Linda holds a Master's Degree in City & Regional Planning from U.C. Berkeley and a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Studies from U.C. Santa Cruz.

Linda Ruffing writes a bi-weekly column for the Fort Bragg Advocate News that provides up-to-date information about what's going on within City government. The column is published in the newspaper on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month and can be viewed in the "City Notes" link on this page or by clicking here.