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City Departments

The City of Sunnyvale is organized into 11 departments:                             City of Sunnyvale Management Structure

City Attorney

City Attorney: John Nagel 

The City Attorney's Office provides City staff and elected officials with  legal advice on all matters involving municipal, state and federal law affecting the City of Sunnyvale.

Visit the City Attorney home page.

City Manager

City Manager Deanna J. Santana serves as chief executive officer for the entire City and oversees all departments.

The Office of the City Manager (OCM) provides administrative and operational citywide support to City Manager.  Other OCM services include economic development, public information and intergovernmental relations.   OCM is also home to the Office of the City Clerk.

Visit the City Manager home page.

Community Development

Director: Trudi Ryan

The Sunnyvale Community Development Department provides development services, long-range community planning, economic prosperity and neighborhood stability. The hub of the department is the One-Stop Permit Center. The Center provides all development related services in one location including building permits, building inspections, business licenses, housing services, plan checking, planning permits and other general services.

Visit the Community Development home page.

Environmental Services

Director: John Stufflebean

The Department of Environmental Services is responsible for the City’s water utility; wastewater collection and treatment; solid waste collection; recycling efforts and operation of the SMaRT Station, the Sunnyvale Materials Recovery and Transfer Station.

Visit the Environmental Services home page.


Director: Tim Kirby

The Department of Finance serves as the City’s financial steward.  The Department’s core function is to maintain a strong, secure financial position for the City by providing financial services to staff, Council and the public so informed decisions can be made regarding the City’s financial affairs

Visit the Finance home page.

Human Resources

Director: Teri Silva

The Human Resources Department provides a full-range of human resources services, including recruitment and selection, classification and compensation, benefits administration, employee safety services, labor relations and training. 

Visit the Human Resources home page.

Information Technology

Director: Kathleen Boutté Foster

The Information Technology Department provides technology tools and services to support City services. ITD oversees installation and maintenance of the City's telephones, computers, e-mail systems, KSUN government access cable television equipment, internet and intranet systems, radio communications, office equipment and emergency dispatch equipment.  

Visit the Information Technology home page.

Library and Community Services

Director: Cynthia Bojorquez 

The Library and Community Services department provides a wealth of resources and opportunities to enrich the lives of those who live, work, play and learn in our community.

Sunnyvale Public Library makes available to the public, free-of-charge, a vast array of information and entertainment in many formats and languages, as well as free access to computers and the internet

Visit the Sunnyvale Public Library home page 

The Community Services division offers classes, recreational and social activities for all ages in art, music, dance, sports, fitness, aquatics and other areas of interest, as well as low-cost family and senior health services, childcare referrals and other social services. The division is also responsible for operations at the Sunnyvale Community Center and Columbia Neighborhood Center and oversees rentals of City-operated facilities and fields.

Visit the Community Services home page

NOVA Workforce Services

Director: Kris Stadelman

NOVA Workforce Services is the department within the City of Sunnyvale that administers the functions of the NOVA Job Training Consortium and its services to residents and businesses of seven cities of northern Santa Clara County

Visit the NOVA Workforce Services home page.

Public Safety

Director: Chief Frank Grgurina

The Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety provides the community with Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical Services. The department also supports the community through education, neighborhood outreach and fire and crime prevention services.

Visit the Public Safety home page.

Public Works

Director: Manuel Pineda

The Department of Public Works constructs, maintains and improves City infrastructure by providing traffic and transportation planning, pavement operations, street trees maintenance, concrete maintenance, administration, engineering, water supply and distribution, sewer and stormwater collection and treatment and solid waste disposal and recycling.

Visit the Public Works home page.


City of Sunnyvale

Normal City Hours of Operation are
8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

(408) 730-7500

  • Sunnyvale City Hall
  • 456 W. Olive Ave.
  • Sunnyvale, CA 94086
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