Office of the City Manager


The City of Savannah oCity Hallperates under a Council-Manager form of government. The Savannah City Council appoints the City Manager to serve as the Chief Executive Officer of the City, responsible for annual budget development and advising council on policy issues.

The City Manager carries out Council’s policy direction and Savannah’s community vision through the day-to-day management and operations of all City divisions.

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Alderman Van Johnson, City Manager Hernandez and community members 

City Manager Bio

Rob Hernandez has served as the City Manager for the City of Savannah since October 2016. In this capacity, he is the chief executive officer over a full-service $375 million government operation of nearly 2,500 full-time employees.

Mr. Hernandez comes to Savannah from Broward County, Florida, a community of 1.9 million residents. Broward County employs more than 6,000 people in 60 different agencies.  As the Deputy County Administrator, Hernandez oversaw more than half of the government’s business units. He also served Broward in the past as Assistant to the County Manager, Assistant to the Department Director, and Urban Affairs Specialist.  In addition, Hernandez completed the full firefighting certification program while working for Broward County’s Safety and Emergency Services department.

Prior to Broward, Mr. Hernandez served as Deputy City Manager for Coral Springs, Florida; and as Deputy County Manager for Fulton County, Georgia.

Mr. Hernandez holds a master of public administration from Nova Southeastern University; a bachelor’s degree from Florida International University; and is a graduate of the Army Instructor Training Course and the Civil Affairs Course from the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center.

He served in the U.S. Army Reserve for 25 years.