City Manager

City Manager Bio

City Manager Michael Blay

Appointed by Upland City Council as City Manager in October 2021, Michael Blay brings more than 25 years of public service experience to the community. Mr. Blay served with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department for 20 years, then later as Assistant City Manager with the City of Hesperia. Michael’s experience in the public sector is complemented by his roles in the private sector, which have helped him develop a dynamic appreciation and understanding of the importance of superior customer service. Mr. Blay values responsibility, collaboration, and community engagement and seeks to foster these values in municipal government. Michael’s rich and varied experience makes him uniquely positioned to step into the City Manager role.

Originally from Claremont, CA, Michael is a graduate of Claremont High School as well as Cal Poly Pomona, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. Mr. Blay received his MBA from Mississippi State University.  

City Manager Contact Information
Please feel free to contact City Manager Michael Blay at:

   City Manager Michael Blay
   City of Upland
   460 N. Euclid Avenue
   Upland, CA 91786-4732

   Office Phone: 909-931-4106


460 N. Euclid Avenue
Upland, CA 91786
(909) 931-4100

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