Jenny Haruyama, City Manager
Jenny Haruyama was hired in July 2016 as the City Manager for the City of Scotts Valley. She oversees the City's annual budget, while managing the day to day operations of the City. She currently serves as a Board Member for the Santa Cruz Public Libraries Joint Powers Authority, of which Scotts Valley is a member. Her top priority is ensuring the City's future fiscal sustainability, encouraging business attraction, retention, and expansion, and facilitating the development of the Town Center Specific Plan, a 16-acre retail and residential project.
Jenny previously served as the Assistant City Manager for the City of Livermore and served as the Chief Operating Officer, providing strategic policy and budget guidance on a variety of citywide initiatives. During her tenure, she managed the City’s communication and legislative strategy to leverage local and regional support for the Tri-Valley Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) to Livermore/Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) extension project.
Prior to working for the City of Livermore, Jenny worked for the City of Tracy as the Administrative Services Director, providing leadership in the areas of Finance, Human Resources and Information Technology. Jenny also worked for the Town of Los Gatos for more than a decade, serving in a variety of senior management positions including Assistant Director of Budget and Finance, Budget Manager, and Assistant to the Town Manager.
Jenny currently serves as a member of the League of California Cities Police Committee on Governance, Transparency, and Labor. Jenny previously served on the League of California City Manager Department OPEB Task Force and as President of Municipal Management Association of Northern California (MMANC). Jenny has been recognized for her local government service, and received the Municipal Management Association of Northern California (MMANC) Wes McClure Outstanding Assistant Award, MMANC Rising Star Award, and more recently, the YMCA Silicon Valley Tribute to Women in Executive Leadership Award.
Jenny holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from San Jose State University and a Master of Public Administration from California State University Hayward. Jenny is also a graduate of Stanford's California Local Governance Summer Institute, which focused on Best Practices for Innovative Government and Executive Management.
With nearly 25 years of local government experience, Jenny is passionate about serving the community, embracing change, and inspiring a workforce to achieve extraordinary outcomes. Jenny's leadership style is rooted in authenticity as guided by her core values and tenets.
ICMA Code of Ethics
Jenny is a member of the International City/County Management Association and strictly adheres to the ICMA Code of Ethics. Adopted in 1924, the ICMA Code of Ethics creates a foundation for excellence in local government management. The Code requires leadership in a management structure committed to equity, transparency, integrity, stewardship of public resources, political neutrality, and respect for the rights and responsibility of elected officials and residents. By following its tenets, democratic local governance is strengthened.
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