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Meet Scott Hanin, City Manager
Scott Hanin
Scott Hanin has served as the City Manager for the City of El Cerrito since March 2001. Scott has over 20 years of experience in local government, including positions with the cities of New York, Pasadena and the rest of west Contra Costa County as well as consulting to public agencies throughout California. Prior to coming to El Cerrito, Scott served as the Executive Director of the West Contra Costa Integrated Waste Management Authority.

In El Cerrito, Scott has focused his efforts on improving the City's budget and financial reporting as well as upgrading the City's technology, public information and infrastructure. Under Scott's leadership, the City built a new City Hall, the first permanent structure to house the City's employees in over twenty years; restored the Cerrito Theater, winning several historic preservation awards; and has invested significantly in improvements along San Pablo Avenue, the City's main commercial route, including signage, streetlights, pedestrian improvement, new street trees and medians. Initial plans are underway for a new library, senior center and public safety building.

Scott has served as the Chair of the Contra Costa Public Management Association (PMA), sits on the League of California Cities Committee on Housing and Economic Development (HCED) as a representative of the City Manager's Department, and is a member of the California City Management Foundation (CCMF) and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA).

Scott holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from New York University, and a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from the University of Delaware. In addition, he has completed the University of California at Berkeley Executive Seminar program. He is married to wife Laurel and has two children, Sophie and Eli.


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