City Government

Hayward’s new Deputy City Manager

September 11, 2018

Jennifer Ott

Hayward City Manager Kelly McAdoo recently announced the appointment of Jennifer Ott as Deputy City Manager for the City of Hayward.

An 18-year land-use planning and economic and community development professional in the San Francisco Bay Area, Ott comes to Hayward from the City of Alameda, where she served in multiple strategic planning and development roles and most recently as Acting Assistant City Manager.

As Deputy City Manager in Hayward, Ott will lead major redevelopment strategy and negotiations, oversee the community services, housing and economic development divisions of the Office of the City Manager and serve as a member of City Manager McAdoo’s Executive Team.  She is scheduled to start in her new position on Monday, Sept. 17.

Before joining the City of Alameda, Ott was a Vice President at Economic & Planning Systems (EPS) of Berkeley, a leading land-use policy and real estate development consultancy to local governments and private developers.  She joined the City of Alameda in March 2005 as Redevelopment Manager and took on progressively greater strategic, operational and administrative responsibility as Deputy City Manager, Chief Operating Officer of the city’s Alameda Point naval air station redevelopment project, as Base Reuse and Transportation Planning Director, and most recently Acting Assistant City Manager.

Ott earned a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor of Arts in history and Spanish from the University of California, Davis.