SUNNYVALE, Calif. – City Manager Kent Steffens announced today that Jaqui Guzmán will be the City’s new Deputy City Manager. Guzmán is currently a Deputy City Manager with the City of Cupertino. She is scheduled to begin employment with Sunnyvale on November 26, 2018 with a starting annual salary of $213,562.
“Jaqui’s well-rounded background and executive level experience make her a great fit for us,” says Steffens. “She also has valuable expertise with guiding community outreach programs which is so important given the number of significant projects and topics underway in Sunnyvale that need our community’s engagement.”
Guzmán has been with Cupertino since 2012 serving in a range of roles including Senior Management Analyst, Acting Human Resources Manager and Assistant to the City Manager. She has been Deputy City Manager in Cupertino since 2016. Prior to Cupertino, Guzmán was a Budget Analyst and Management Fellow with the City of San Jose and an analyst for the California Legislature’s Legislative Analyst’s Office. “Sunnyvale is at the forefront of policy issues in the Bay Area and I am excited to join a city that is a regional influencer and prioritizes community engagement,” says Guzmán. “I look forward to building relationships within the community and ensuring meaningful engagement with all stakeholders.”
Guzmán holds a Master of Public Policy from the UCLA School of Public Affairs and a Bachelor of Arts from Occidental College. She is a Board Member with the Asian Americans for Community Involvement and an Advisory Board Member of the Latina Coalition of Silicon Valley. She has also chaired the Santa Clara County Assistant City Manager Association.