Interim City Manager
(562) 868-0511 ext. 7510
The City of Santa Fe Springs is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Hatch as the Interim City Manager. Over the course of his 35-year career in local government, Mr. Hatch has worked for the cities of Walnut, Brea, South Pasadena, West Covina, El Monte, Costa Mesa, Orange, as well as the County of Orange. He has eight years of experience as a City Manager with over 25 years serving in executive management roles in local government.
Mr. Hatch has a passion for local government. He served as Interim City Manager for the City of Orange, Assistant City Manager for five years and as the City Manager for seven and a half years for the City of Costa Mesa. At the County of Orange, Mr. Hatch served as the Chief Human Resources Officer for 18,000 employees that serve 3.3 million residents. He successfully provided leadership and support to a team that guided the County government through the challenging and ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
His educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and a Master of Public Administration with an emphasis in Human Resource Management from California State University, Fullerton. Mr. Hatch has been happily married to his wife Vanessa for 32 years; they have two daughters, Allie and Courtney. Allie is the mother to their 10-month-old granddaughter, Lyla and Courtney was due with their second granddaughter this February. Tom and Vanessa also share a quasi-adopted son named Luis that came to live with them when he was 15 years old.
Mr. Hatch takes pride in his skill to adapt to meet the needs that best fit the expectations of elected officials, the organization, and the community. “I am so excited to be part of the Santa Fe Springs organization and community. It is already clear to me that Santa Fe Springs is such a special place and I am honored to serve in this role,” said Mr. Hatch. Mr. Hatch’s extensive experience in local government will make him a tremendous asset to lead the organization and his passion for community will ensure quality services continue to be available to residents and businesses in the City.