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Jill Keimach, City Manager, City of Alameda
Jill Keimach was appointed by the Alameda City Council in March, 2016. Previously Jill was the Town Manager of Moraga for five years where she helped remodel and create new Town Offices, Council Chambers and Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and pass a one-cent sales tax to bring up the roads from ‘at risk’ to ‘good’ in less than three years. Previously, Jill Keimach was the Community Development Director for the City of Fremont, leading a department with 120 professional employees and an $18M operations and $27M redevelopment budget. Jill managed the Building, Planning, Engineering, Civic Facilities, and Community Preservation divisions and created new streamlined development processes to make Fremont more “business-friendly” and improve how citizens worked with City staff.
Before coming to the City of Fremont, Jill spent her career working for a variety of government agencies. Her work included eight years with the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) where she developed regional housing policies and researched the fiscalization of land use with communities in the North Bay. Jill was also the first manager of the San Francisco Bay Trail project. Additionally, she worked for the Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART), the cities of Walnut Creek, El Cerrito, Wilmette in Illinois and a number of smaller cities in New Hampshire.
Jill received her Bachelors degree in Architecture and her Masters degree in City and Regional Planning with a minor in Transportation Planning from the University of California at Berkeley.