May 4, 2010 > Appointment of city manager
Appointment of city manager
Submitted By City of Hayward
Hayward Mayor Michael Sweeney announced on April 30 that the City Council has promoted Ms. Fran David to the position of City Manager. David takes on the position left vacant by the recent resignation of Greg Jones. Council is expected to formally appoint David and approve details of the new City Manager's contract at its May 4 meeting. Mayor Sweeney indicated that David, who has been Acting City Manager since April, will officially begin her new duties upon Council's approval of her contract.
David is a recognized Credentialed Manager through the prestigious International City/County Management Association (ICMA). She has served as Assistant City Manager with the City of Hayward since September 2006, with a short stint as Acting City Manager in 2007.
"Fran has been part of the team that has accomplished so much in the last three years and she has demonstrated her commitment to the City Council's priorities of public safety and cleaning up and greening up Hayward," said Mayor Sweeney.
David has more than 25 years of public sector experience in various capacities, including as a Volunteer in the United States Peace Corps serving in Barranquilla, Colombia. Prior to coming to Hayward, David was Finance Director for the City of Berkeley. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University - Hayward (East Bay) and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Golden Gate University. She successfully completed the 2007 annual Berkeley Executive Seminar for Public Executives through the UC Berkeley, Goldman School of Public Policy.
"Hayward is a phenomenal city with a magnificent heart. Its employees are among the best in the Bay Area with a demonstrated commitment to public service at the highest levels. Hayward's neighborhoods are alive and residents and businesses are becoming active partners in moving the city forward. I am pleased to be able to continue contributing to Hayward's exciting and vibrant future," said David.