Jennifer Ott to Serve as Alameda City Manager

Alameda has named local government veteran Jennifer Ott as its next city manager. Ott’s appointment will be approved at the City Council’s Dec. 6 meeting. She is expected to begin her new position on January 3.

"I am truly excited about returning to the City of Alameda as its next city manager,” Ott said in a city press release. “My previous 13 years working for Alameda, and the many relationships I developed, will allow me to hit the ground running and immediately begin implementing Council and community priorities.”

Ott currently serves as assistant city manager of Hayward. She worked for the City of Alameda as redevelopment manager from 2005-2008.

“On behalf of the City Council, I’m delighted to welcome Jennifer Ott back to Alameda as its new city manager,” said Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft. “With more than 20 years of local government experience, including 13 years serving the City of Alameda, Jennifer understands Alameda’s unique opportunities and challenges. I have no doubt she will provide exceptional leadership for this organization, and be a valuable partner to the City Council, while serving our residents, businesses, and visitors.”

Read more at the Alameda Sun.