TRACY CITY COUNCIL APPOINTS CITY MANAGER
29 Mar 2019
Tracy, Calif. – At the regular meeting of the Tracy City Council on March 19, 2019, Council [unanimously] approved the appointment of Jenny Haruyama as the City Manager. Ms. Haruyama will begin her duties at the City of Tracy on or before May 31, 2019, becoming Tracy’s eleventh City Manager since 1954.
“I am truly honored to have been selected as Tracy’s City Manager,” stated Ms. Haruyama, “Having worked and raised my family here, returning to Tracy is like coming home. The people are the heart of this community and I look forward to building upon that foundation to accomplish great things for our vibrant City.”
“We are excited to have Jenny Haruyama back in the community, as she has a vast amount of knowledge and experience in the areas of economic development, finance and quality of life issues. She has a vested interest in our community… I look forward to working with her to continue propelling our organization and the community forward into the future,” said Mayor Robert Rickman.
Prior to her appointment as Tracy City Manager, Ms. Haruyama served as the City Manager for Scotts Valley, California, overseeing their budget while managing their day-to-day operations. In her role as City Manager, she served as a Board Member for the Santa Cruz Public Libraries Joint Powers Authority, Monterey Bay Area Self Insurance Authority (MBASIA), and Visit Santa Cruz County, the official visitor marketing entity for the Santa Cruz area. Jenny also served as Scotts Valley’s Director of Innovation and Economic Development and places a strong emphasis on leveraging private/public partnerships and strategic investments to strengthen a City’s economic base.
Prior to Scotts Valley, Jenny served as the Assistant City Manager for the City of Livermore and as the Chief Operating Officer, providing strategic policy and budget guidance on a variety of citywide initiatives. During her tenure, she developed and managed the City’s communication and legislative strategy to leverage local and regional support for the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) to Livermore/Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) extension project via the Tri-Valley/San Joaquin Regional Rail Authority, which is now known as Valley Link.
Before working for the City of Livermore, Jenny worked for the City of Tracy as the Administrative Services Director, providing leadership in the areas of Finance, Human Resources and Information Technology. Jenny also worked for the Town of Los Gatos, serving in a variety of senior management positions including Assistant Director of Budget and Finance, Budget Manager, and Assistant to the Town Manager.
Jenny currently serves as a member of the League of California Cities Policy Committee on Revenue and Taxation and previously served on the Governance, Transparency, and Labor Committee and City Manager Department OPEB Task Force. Jenny has been recognized for her local government service, and received the Municipal Management Association of Northern California (MMANC) Wes McClure Outstanding Assistant Award, MMANC Rising Star Award, and the YMCA Silicon Valley Tribute to Women in Executive Leadership Award.
Ms. Haruyama has over 20 years of local government experience and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from San Jose State University and a Master of Public Administration with an emphasis in organizational development from California State University, Hayward. She also is a graduate of the California Local Governance Institute at Stanford for Best Practices in Innovative Government and Executive Management.
City of Tracy – City Manager’s Office