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Fran David to get Hayward city manager post

What it is about 5 p.m. Friday that makes everyone want to break a substantial story? Here’s the brief that’s getting in the paper:

FRANFran David, who has been acting city manager since Greg Jones resigned earlier this year, will be appointed the post of city manager on May 4.

Mayor Michael Sweeney announced the promotion on Friday. David has served as assistant city manager since 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,” Sweeney said in a statement.

Full text of release after the jump

Release Date:  April 30, 2010   

Fran David Moves to the Position of
City Manager

Mayor Michael Sweeney announced today that the City Council has promoted Ms. Fran David to the position of City Manager.  David takes on the position left vacant due to the recent resignation of Greg Jones.  The Council is expected to formally appoint David and approve the details of the new City Manager’s contract at their meeting of May 4.  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). David has served in the capacity of 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 over twenty-five 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 employed as the 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 University of California-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. The neighborhoods of Hayward 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.

Eric Kurhi

  • Cheryl

    Excellent choice. Congratulations Ms. David!

  • obama.newage

    Fran will be a good city manager. The mayor is right that in the last couple of years there have more improvements than ever before for your city. She will be the best city manager ever!!. Great choice I agree Cheryl.