Santa Rosa Names Daryel Dunston New Assistant City Manager

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The City of Santa Rosa has selected Daryel Dunston to serve as its new Assistant City Manager. In this role, he will provide leadership to Housing & Community Services, Information Technology, Planning & Economic Development, Community Engagement and Violence Prevention Partnership, and Homeless Services. That’s quite a portfolio and he is well suited for the job!

Over the course two decades, this candidate has held wide ranging roles in local government on both the east and west coasts. “Daryel’s combination of public service, emergency operations knowledge, public policy insight, and executive leadership will make him a great addition to the City of Santa Rosa,” said Maraskeshia Smith. “In addition to his impressive professional background, his enthusiasm for public service will be integral as the City wrestles the difficult challenges of housing, homelessness, emergency operations, and community development.”

Daryel completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia and holds an MPA from UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy where he also sits on the school’s Board of Advisors.

Senior Recruiter Suzanne Mason led the way on this successful placement.

View the city’s press release here:

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