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Assistant City Managers

FRAN HALBAKKEN, ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER

Assistant City Manager Fran Halbakken

Fran has served the City of Sacramento for 30 years and has oversight of Public Works, Utilities, and Convention and Cultural Services departments. She is a civil engineer, licensed in the State of California, with a Bachelor’s of Science degree from California State University, Sacramento. Fran has shepherded many complicated projects through multi-agency processes during her career at the City including the Sacramento Valley Station and the adjacent downtown Railyards development project. She is currently the Project Director for the Sacramento Convention Center Expansion, Community Center Renovation and Memorial Auditorium Upgrade projects.

Fran began her public service career at the County of Sacramento, followed by the State of California Department of Water Resources, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. During her City career, she has worked in delivery of capital projects, land use entitlement and development review, infrastructure financing, and policy development.

Ms. Halbakken has served as a mentor to women pursuing interests in science and mathematics and as a civil engineering program industry advisor to her alma mater, CSUS. She is a Sacramento local and has provided volunteer service with several community based groups.

LEYNE MILSTEIN, Assistant City Manager

Leyne has served as the City's Finance Director since 2008 and has over 20 years of experience in local and state government.  Leyne first joined the City in 2005 as a Principal Policy Analyst and also served as the Budget Manager.  Prior to joining the City of Sacramento, Leyne worked for the State of California as Director of the Information Technology and Support Management Division for the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing; as an analyst at the California Department of Finance; and as staff to the State Public Works Board.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of California at Davis and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from California State University Hayward.  In addition, Leyne served as the President of the Fiscal Officers Department of the League of California Cities (League), is current a member of the League of Board of Directors, and was a member of the Government Finance Officers Association Committee on Governmental Budgeting and Fiscal Policy. 

Chris Conlin, Assistant City Manager

Chris Conlin has served as the Director of Parks and Recreation (now Youth, Parks and Community Enrichment) since February of 2016 after serving three years in the California Department of Parks and Recreation. Chris has dedicated over 30 years to serving the U.S. Marines Corps and retired with the rank of Colonel.  His experience will be instrumental as we finalize the reorganization of the Youth, Parks and Community Enrichment Department, in addition to updating our citywide emergency operations plan.

John Dangberg, Retired Annuitant/Assistant City Manager over Economic Development

Assistant City Manager John DangbergJohn Dangberg has 30 years of experience in the public sector with an emphasis on community development and economic development. Mr. Dangberg has been an Assistant City Manager since 2006 and he is currently the Project Director for the Entertainment and Sports Center Project which is a $447 million dollar construction of a downtown arena.

Mr. Dangberg came to the City of Sacramento from USA Properties Fund where he served as the President of the Multi-Family Housing Division. Prior to that he served as the chief executive for the Capitol Area Development Authority (CADA) and as the Director of Community Development with the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency.

Mr. Dangberg has served on boards supporting economic and urban development including the California Association for Local Economic Development, the Sacramento Area Trade and Commerce Association and the Downtown Sacramento Partnership. He is an Urban Land Institute Rose Fellow and a Member of Lambda Alpha International Honorary Society for the Advancement of Land Economics.