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City Selects Assistant City Manager

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 20, 2002
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John C. Martin, City Manager
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DALY CITY SELECTS ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER


Daly City - City Manager John C. Martin announced today the selection of Jane A. Chambers for the position of Assistant City Manager. Ms. Chambers currently serves as Assistant City Manager for the City of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis. She will begin work with the City of Daly City on October 21, 2002, in the position that has been vacant almost a year since the previous Assistant City Manager, Patricia Martel, was selected to be General Manager for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.

Ms. Chambers currently has general management responsibilities for the City of Brooklyn Center, including the oversight of the Human Resources function, City Clerk's Office and supervising the Earl Brown Heritage Center, a City-owned events and convention facility.

Ms. Chambers has over 17 years of experience in municipal management, and began her career in California, serving as Assistant City Manager and Community Development Coordinator for the City of Chico, and Administrative Assistant for the City of Burbank. Upon relocation to Minnesota, she served as Assistant to the City Manager of Burnsville, Minnesota before assuming her current position with Brooklyn Center.

Ms. Chambers received her Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from California State University at Northridge, and her Master's Degree in Public Administration from the University of California - Los Angeles. A member of the International City Management Association, she also serves on the Executive Board of the Minnesota Urban Assistant Managers Association and the League of Minnesota's City's Fiscal Futures Committee.

"I am very pleased that Jane and her husband, Michael, wish to return to California, and that she has accepted the position with the City of Daly City," stated City Manager John Martin. "She has an expansive, well-rounded background in all aspects of city operations and activities. In addition to supervising city departments, she has managed community development block grant programs, prepared municipal budgets, conducted labor relations activities and handled complex projects during her career. Her knowledge, experience and performance in all these areas were key factors in her selection for this position," he added.

Her experience also includes private sector and non-profit experience, including managing her own consulting firm for a number of years and acting as Program Administrator for the California Public Health Foundation.

"Our community deserves the very best that we can provide in services and programs, and I believe Jane Chambers will be a substantial asset in our continued effort to provide that level of service," stated Mr. Martin.

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