Gary Thornhill has enjoyed a lengthy and prolific career in the public and private sector. Gary's career began in the public sector in the planning department in Santa Barbara County in 1978. After serving the county over 10 years, Gary left to take on more responsible positions in various municipal departments. These included the Director of Planning and subsequently the Director of Community Development for the newly incorporated City of Temecula. Gary rose to the position of Deputy City Manager before retiring from government services in 2006 after serving the City of Temecula for over 16 years. Gary then created his own company and did consulting work for numerous public agencies and private development companies for another seven years. In 2014, Gary was selected to serve as interim City Manager for the City of Hemet, and then, a year later was asked to return as Interim City Manager. Gary served the City of Hemet for approximately a year and a half in both positions. We are proud to have him serving as our Director of Business Development.