About the City Manager
city manager howard chan has more than 28 years of progressively responsible work experience with the most recent three years serving as an assistant city manager. The City Council unanimously voted to offer Howard the job of City Manager in February 2017 to succeed outgoing City Manager John Shirey.
Howard is a results-oriented professional with significant operations experience in both public and private sector environments. He has a successful track record of cultivating effective working relationships at all levels of the organization.
As Assistant City Manager for the City of Sacramento, Howard helped guide overall management of the City to include day-to-day operations, service delivery efforts, and identification and implementation of cost-saving measures. He served as the City Manager’s liaison to the Mayor and City Council Members on operational matters.
As the City’s Parking Services Manager from September 2002 to July 2013, Howard was responsible for the City’s public parking program which includes management of over 10,000 off-street parking spaces throughout 21 parking facilities and surface parking lots, 65,000 square feet of commercial retail space, and the city-wide parking enforcement, parking meter collections, and facility maintenance operations. He managed a diverse staff of over 160 City and contracted employees and implemented numerous parking technologies to improve the customer experience as well as the efficiency of the operation.
Prior to joining the City, Howard managed the day-to-day operations of 20 high profile parking facilities throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2000, he earned a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from California State University, Hayward.