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News Release - City Hires Public Administration Expert as New Communications Manager

Post Date:01/23/2020 7:00 AM

Jan. 23, 2020
Media Contact:
Jeanne Sullivan, City Manager's Office
City of Redwood City Hires Public Administration Expert Jennifer Yamaguma as
New Communications Manager
REDWOOD CITY, CALIF.-The City of Redwood City has appointed public administration expert Jennifer Yamaguma as the new Communications Manager, announced City Manager Melissa Stevenson Diaz today.

Yamaguma, who most recently served as the City of Milpitas' Public Information Officer (PIO), will be responsible for the strategic development and execution of Redwood City's communications strategy, providing timely, transparent and proactive information to the public. To inform and engage the community in City's public process, Yamaguma will oversee a variety of communications programs, such as newsletters, press releases and social media/website content. She will also serve as the primary media relations contact.

"I am very pleased to have Jennifer on board as our new Communications Manager in the City Manager's Office," said Stevenson Diaz. "Throughout her 20 years in the public sector, she has demonstrated a strong commitment to open government and transparency and balancing stakeholder needs. She has excelled in a variety of roles and has a keen understanding of government operations and services. She will be an outstanding resource for media, the executive team and City government partners."

Prior to her previous PIO role at the City of Milpitas, Yamaguma served in diverse roles with the San Mateo County Transit District and City of Santa Clara, ranging from Assistant to the City Manager and Community Relations Manager to Acting City Clerk and Assistant City Clerk.
Yamaguma can be reached at the City of Redwood City at(650) 780-7305 and
About the City of Redwood City
The City of Redwood City is a San Francisco Bay Area community located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the technology-rich region extending from the San Francisco Peninsula to the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Redwood City is the third largest city within the County of San Mateo, with 85,992 residents. The city enjoys an average of 255 sunny days a year, which it boasts via the city slogan: "Climate Best by Government Test". Incorporated in 1867, Redwood City is home to the San Mateo County History Museum (located in the county's old courthouse) and the only active deep water port within the south bay of San Francisco. The city's vibrant downtown, quickly becoming known as the entertainment hub of the San Francisco Peninsula, offers residents, visitors, and businesses a unique retail, entertainment, and restaurant experience.
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