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New City Manager Selected

On Dec. 12, the Sunnyvale City Council announced their selection of Kent Steffens as the new City Manager. Steffens had been serving as Interim City Manager since October 2017 following the departure of previous City Manager Deanna J. Santana.

Steffens has more than 30 years of experience with public agencies including four Bay Area cities – Sunnyvale, Menlo Park, Palo Alto and Foster City. In addition to serving as department head responsible for public works, he has completed interim assignments as City Manager and Assistant City Manager. He also worked as a senior engineer for a Bay Area utility district and construction manager for the US Navy.

Steffens joined the City of Sunnyvale in 2011 as Director of Public Works, where he oversaw the City’s capital improvement program, real estate services, transportation planning, and the maintenance of City parks, golf courses, trees, streets, sidewalks, traffic signals, buildings and vehicles. He was appointed as Assistant City Manager in September 2014 to oversee special projects that benefited from his public works experience, including the modernization plans for the Civic Center Campus and main Library. 


December 18, 2017