Coronado hires Tony Winney as assistant city manager
The City of Coronado welcomes Tony Winney to its leadership team. He will take up his duties as deputy general manager on July 11.
Winney has worked for a number of cities in the San Diego area, including Carlsbad, Vista, and most recently National City as an assistant city manager. Winney has over 20 years of experience in state and local government.
“Tony is in a critical position for us and I’m confident he will be up and running,” City Manager Tina Friend said. “His decades of experience in the area and in the areas of budgeting, redevelopment, public works, economic development and labor negotiations will serve Coronado well.”
Winney serves on various boards, including the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the City Managers Department of Cal Cities and previously as President of the California International City/County Management Association in 2020. He is also a past San Diego County Regional Co-Chair for the Municipal Management Association of Southern California and was the 2019 recipient of the Excellence in Government Award.
His commitment to public service also includes roles with the cities of La Mesa and Poway. His experience includes a wide range of program areas, including human resources, information technology, code enforcement, capital improvement project management, and solid waste and recycling.
“I’m very excited to join the City of Coronado team,” Winney said. “I look forward to working with City Council, the City Manager, staff and community partners to further enhance Coronado’s exceptional quality of life. The town is truly a one-of-a-kind place and I feel blessed to serve the residents of Coronado.
Winney holds a master’s degree in public administration from San Diego State University and enjoys hiking, reading and spending time with her family, including her two children, ages 11 and 7. He strongly believes in making local government inclusive, transparent and accessible to all.