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Office of the City Manager

The city manager has three core services: effectively supporting the City Council with its policymaking process; overseeing the City’s day-to-day operations and making sure the resources and assets are as optimal as possible; and strategic planning and helping the council visualize what the community wants to be and developing tactical action items to achieve that.


What We Do

Provides leadership, strategic direction and overall policy guidance for the City and is directly responsible for all day-to-day operations. The City Manager serves as the City’s Chief Executive Officer responsible to the City Council and City Charter for the proper administration of all affairs of the City.

  • Supports development and implementation of Council policies
  • Administers legislative duties and elections
  • Guides and supports local businesses
  • Handles media relations for the City

Department Organization Chart


City Manager
Kent Steffens is Sunnyvale’s City Manager.
Assistant City Manager

Teri Silva

Performs executive level work assisting the City Manager in planning, coordinating and directing the activities of the city of Sunnyvale. Directs the goals, objectives and activities of assigned functional areas; coordinates and administers major City programs; assumes direct line authority over departments and activities of the City and advises and consult with City staff on City operations; serves as liaison with key community groups and organizations; undertakes special projects as assigned.

Specific assignments include oversight of the City Clerk’s office with regards to agenda preparation and management. Participates in the development and implementation of policies and procedures. Provides oversight and guidance in the budget development, manages organizational advancement efforts, intergovernmental relations, strategic efforts and administrative functions of the City Manager’s Office. A significant project under implementation is the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) of which the Assistant City Manager serves as the executive sponsor.

Deputy City Manager

Jaqui Guzman

Manages specific functions of the Office of the City Manager and performs high level policy work related to the development, preparation, review, analysis, evaluation and administration of issues having citywide impact. The position administers, manages, and evaluates assigned programs and projects and maintains extensive contact with the City Council, Commissions, City Manager, Department Directors and members of the public, and performs other duties as assigned.

Special assignments include community and council outreach efforts, while supporting the city management team with coordinated communications throughout the organization and community. The Deputy is integral in the development of programs to more effectively deliver information through proactive and consistent messaging, information flow and outreach. The Deputy oversees the Communications and Economic Development Divisions.

General Information

City Manager
Kent Steffens

Map to City Manager
456 W. Olive Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Phone: 408-730-7911
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Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Last Updated: Feb 5, 2019