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About the City Manager

City Manager Howard Chan

HOWARD CHAN was appointed as City Manager of Sacramento in 2017.

As City Manager, he is responsible for leading approximately 5,000 employees, overseeing an annual operating budget of more than $1.3 billion and implementing policy direction from the Sacramento City Council.

Howard has worked for the City of Sacramento for nearly 20 years, a tenure that includes three years as an Assistant City Manager and more than a decade as Parking Services Manager. Prior to joining the City, Howard spent 14 years in the private sector, working in both the parking and technology industries.

Howard’s accomplishments as City Manager include launching the City’s first Office of Diversity and Equity, which is leading efforts to build a more representative, equitable and inclusive City of Sacramento. He also has overseen the successful $384 million renovation/expansion of the SAFE Credit Union Convention Center, SAFE Credit Union Performing Arts Center and Memorial Auditorium, as well as the speedy deployment of approximately 70 programs totaling $89.6 million to assist residents, businesses and other organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Howard holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from California State University, Hayward. He was the recipient of the 2008 American Public Works Association’s Manager of the Year Award and the 2017 Sacramento Asian Chamber API Rise Award.