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Melissa Stevenson Diaz, City Manager of Redwood City

Melissa Stevenson Diaz was appointed as the City Manager of Redwood City on August 24, 2015 and sworn in as City Manager on October 12, 2015.

Diaz has held various executive and leadership roles over her twenty-four year professional career in local government. Diaz comes to Redwood City from the City of Mountain View, where she has held both Assistant City Manager and Interim City Manager roles. Prior to working in Mountain View, Diaz held various leadership roles in Fremont and Morgan Hill and was responsible for functions such as human resources, finance and budget, policy analysis, redevelopment and economic development, information technology management, community engagement and communications. 

Diaz is a member of the International City/County Management Association, the California Public Employers Labor Relations Association, the Urban Land Institute, and the Municipal Management Association of Northern California. She holds a Masters of Public Administration from San Jose State University and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Mills College, where she is also a Mills College Board Trustee. Diaz is married and has two children. 

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