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Founded Since 1992
Located at the southern tip of the Napa Valley, American Canyon is a contemporary new community known for diversity, proximity and affordability. It is a destination for outdoor recreation and natural beauty. There are spaces fit for everyone, whether residents seek running, walking, hiking, or biking opportunities. American Canyon, with its picturesque backdrop of rural rolling hills, is the ‘Gateway to the Napa Valley’ and the San Francisco Bay Area’s entry point to areas internationally recognized for producing many of the world’s finest wines. It’s also a fantastic setting to raise a family, with residents here being apart of the celebrated Napa Valley Unified School District. American Canyon has a staff of approximately 88 full-time employees and up to 60 part-time/seasonal staff. The City operates as a Council/City Manager form of government and is a general law city. Policy-making authority is vested in a five-member City Council. Day-to-day administration is provided by the City Manager, serving under the direction of the Council. There are four elected Council Members and one elected Mayor. The City Manager is appointed by the Council and serves as the chief executive of the City.