Jane Chambers, MPA, ICMA-CM, Local Government Specialist
Ms. Chamber’s 25 years in local government includes executive leadership as a City Manager, Assistant City Manager, Public Works Director, and Human Resources Director in full-service urban and suburban communities, including the California Cities of Burbank, Daly City, San Bruno, Sunnyvale, Chico, and Ukiah and the Minnesota Cities of Burnsville and Brooklyn Center. She began her local government career with the City of Burbank, where she worked directly with Public Works Engineers, the finance team, and streets, fleet, and corporation yard personnel. In addition, she served a two-year term as Interim Public Works Director for the City of San Bruno, where she was responsible for ensuring that previously delayed capital improvement projects totaling $22 million were completed on time and on budget. These projects included a variety of streets, sidewalks, water, wastewater, and facilities.
Ms. Chambers served as Ukiah City Manager for seven years, retiring in June 2015, and then served as Interim Assistant City Manager for the City of Sunnyvale. She has recently again provided interim support to the City Manager’s office in Sunnyvale during its permanent Assistant City Manager search process. Throughout her career, Ms. Chambers successfully implemented strategic realignment of service delivery systems, including financial resources, to achieve improved and sustainable programs for citizens.
Ms. Chambers has expertise assisting elected officials, city staff, and community stakeholders in identifying and achieving desired goals in complex financial and operational environments, as well as operational and service delivery experience in economic and community development, housing, human resources, parks and recreation, public works, water, sewer, and solid waste. Ms. Chambers is an International City/County Manager Association Retired Credentialed Manager, having earned and maintained this recognition annually for more than a decade. She earned a master’s degree in Public Administration from UCLA and an undergraduate degree in Political Science from California State University, Northridge.