Tina White has worked in local government for nearly 30 years. Prior to being appointed City Manager, she served as Poway’s Assistant City Manager for more than six years.
Ms. White began working for the City in 2001, starting as a management analyst and working her way up to Administrative Services Director in 2006, where she was responsible for human resources, finance, information technology, customer services and the water conservation team. She has also worked for the City of El Cajon and Helix Water District, in addition to being the legal administrator for a municipal law firm.
As City Manager, Ms. White oversees an operating budget of $90 million, a workforce of more than 200 full-time employees, and capital improvement projects totaling $34 million in fiscal year 2017-18.
Ms. White is a member of the International City/County Management Association, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from San Diego State University.