City Government, News Release

Jana Sangy named Human Resources Director for City of Hayward

May 4, 2021

HAYWARD, Calif., May 4, 2021— Hayward City Manager Kelly McAdoo announced today the selection of Jana Sangy as the City’s new Human Resources Director.

Sangy most recently served as Director of Labor Relations for the City of Seattle, Washington, where she led all labor relations and negotiations for that city and its 13,000 employees.

Prior to that, she worked in California as Regional Director of Labor Relations for the Associated General Contractors of California, as Director of Human Resources at Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local Chapter 2015, and as Director of Human Resources at the SEIU National Industry Pension Fund, as well as in Washington, D.C. as Director of Human Resources for the Economic Policy Institute.

An 18-year human resources professional, Sangy also holds joint educational degrees—a Bachelors in Psychology and Juris Doctorate—from the Unversidade Estacio de Sa in Brazil, and is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

“I am thrilled to have Jana join the City’s leadership team and know she will bring a strong skill set and excellent background and perspective to our public-serving organization,” McAdoo said.

“Hayward’s empathetic leadership values and commitment to racial equity and social justice resonate with my own personal values,” said Sangy.  “It’s an honor to have the opportunity to support such a diverse community, and I look forward to joining with new colleagues to continue to help Hayward thrive.”

Sangy will assume her new post with the City of Hayward on May 24.

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