City Manager Appoints Administrative Services DirectorPosted: Jul 3, 2012
City Manager Leon Churchill will appoint Jenny Haruyama as the Administrative Services Director effective August 16, 2012.
Ms. Haruyama will be responsible for the oversight and operations of the new Administrative Services Department, which includes Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology and Risk Management. Ms. Haruyama will be a key member of the City Manager’s Executive Leadership Team. City Manager, Leon Churchill stated, “I am confident that Ms. Haruyama is someone who we can trust to get the job done, yet periodically challenge us to do better from a financial, operational, and productive point of view. She is a local government professional who cares deeply about making government work better.”
Jenny Haruyama began her career in public service over 20 years ago, progressing to the position of Assistant Finance and Budget Director for the Town of Los Gatos for the past four years. Ms. Haruyama is an experienced financial generalist with extensive experience in budget, council, and policy development; information technology; capital financing and project management; labor negotiations; telecommunications; purchasing and community relations. Ms. Haruyama is an advocate for web-based services and technology and continues to champion upgrades to both financial and human resources information systems in government. Ms.Haruyama says, “I am very excited about this incredible opportunity to serve the City of Tracy as its Administrative Services Director. The character of the community and the quality of management provided by the City Council, City Manager, and staff continuously impresses me. I look forward to working with City and community leaders in my new role, building upon Tracy’s commitment to customer excellence, innovation, and financial stewardship."
Jenny is a rising star in the local government profession. In May 2011, Jenny received the YMCA, Tribute to Women Award. Previously, in 2007 she received the Municipal Managers Association of Northern California (MMANC) Rising Star Award and in 2003 the MMANC Wes McClure Management Assistant Award. Ms. Haruyama has a Master of Public Administration from Cal-State Hayward and a Bachelors of Science in Business from San Jose State University.