Message from the City Manager

As the City Manager of Solvang I welcome you to our website. The City of Solvang is a relatively young city having incorporated on May 1,1985. But the town has a long history as a beautiful place to live and visit. It was established in 1911 by small group of Danish teachers and is part of the Santa Ynez Valley. Solvang is rich in Danish history and culture, which can be viewed at the Elverhoj Museum.

There are currently 34 full-time employees working for the City of Solvang that strive to bring the best to the area's residents, tourists and businesses. Departments include Administration, Finance, Planning and Community Development, Parks and Recreation, and Public Works. Visit the Departments section of the website to find out more about each 1. The dedicated employees are committed to providing excellent service to the citizens and visitors of Solvang.

If you are planning to visit the area you will find excellent information on the Solvang Convention and Visitor's Bureau or the Solvang Chamber of Commerce websites.

If you have a need to contact me, please feel free to email, telephone or come in and talk. I will do my best to represent the City of Solvang in a positive and responsive manner.

Best Wishes,
Brad Vidro