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Assistant City Managers

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. 

Michael Jasso, Assistant City Manager

Michael Jasso

Michael Jasso, Assistant City Manager, maintains direct oversight of the Office of Innovation and Economic Development and the Community Development Department. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from Princeton University, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin. 

Michael comes to Sacramento from Chicago, serving as Chief for the Bureau of Economic Development of Cook County, IL (Cook County is the second most populous county in the United States.) There, he oversaw three County departments along with a cross-cutting office of economic development. Among other successes, he led the creation and implementation of Cook County's strategic economic development plan.

Michael has also served as Managing Deputy Commissioner for Chicago’s Department of Housing and Economic Development, specifically overseeing the Bureau of Economic Development, Chief Development Officer for the Chicago Housing Authority helping to manage the third largest public housing authority in the nation, and led the Tax Increment Finance Program on behalf of the Mayor for the District of Columbia Government.

Chris Conlin, Assistant City Manager

Assistant City Manager Christopher C. Conlin

Chris Conlin is currently serving as the Assistant City Manager for Public Safety, City of Sacramento, a position he assumed on January 19, 2018.  He provides executive oversight of the Police Department, Fire Department, Office of Emergency Management, Homeless Division, Violence Prevention Program, Youth Development Program, and the Youth, Parks & Community Enrichment Department (YPCE). Prior to his current position, Chris served two years as the City’s Director of Parks and Recreation.

Prior to joining the City of Sacramento, Chris was the Deputy Director of Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation in the California Department of Parks and Recreation, a position he was appointed to by Governor Jerry Brown in 2013. He concurrently served nineteen months as the acting Deputy Director of California Boating and Waterways.

Chris’ early years began in Quantico, Virginia as the son of a career military officer, which led to a life of travel. In 1981 he graduated from the University of Rochester (New York) with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Relations, and he was commissioned as a Marine Corps Officer. He retired after 30 years of continuous service with the rank of Colonel.

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FRAN HALBAKKEN,RETIRED ANNUITANT / SPECIAL ADVISOR ON Municipal Services

Assistant City Manager Fran HalbakkenFran 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.

 

John Dangberg, Retired Annuitant / Special Advisor on 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.