City Manager Biography

About Matthew Ballantyne

In 2022, Matthew Ballantyne was selected and hired as the Fontana City Manager, bringing with him a wealth of municipal leadership experience. Prior to his appointment, he had served as the City Manager in Chino and San Marino for over 15 years.

During his time as City Manager in Chino, Ballantyne led an accomplished Executive Management Team and staff. Together, they achieved significant milestones, including the successful completion of a state-of-the-art Chino Police facility. Additionally, they tackled the city's pension liability by implementing innovative investment strategies. Ballantyne also played a pivotal role in overseeing the development of several large-scale residential projects. Notably, College Park, a community comprising 2,200 residential units, and The Preserve, an ongoing project encompassing 12,000 residential units and a thriving commercial center. 

 Matthew Ballantyne holds an undergraduate degree from UCLA, supplemented by master's degrees from Cal Poly-Pomona and the University of La Verne.

 Outside of his professional life, Matt is married to Michelle, and together, they have raised their two sons in Chino. Dean, their eldest son, currently attends Hillsdale College in Michigan. Their younger son, Luke, is enrolled at Ontario Christian High School.