It’s a privilege to serve as the City of Beaverton’s first City Manager. Beaverton is an amazing Pacific Northwest community with walkable neighborhoods, beautiful parks, top-rated schools, and countless amenities. We have a bright future thanks to thoughtful planning and significant investments happening today toward our collective community vision.
I believe that strong communities are built on trust. I look forward to forging new relationships and engaging with residents, business owners, community leaders and partners. I welcome the opportunity to work together and make new friends.
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City Manager Responsibilities
The office of city manager is established as the administrative head of the city government. The city manager is responsible to the council for the proper administration of all city business.
City Manager is the administrative head of the city who:
- Oversees daily operations and delivery of city services,
- Proposes and administers the city budget,
- Appoints, supervises, and removes city staff,
- Make reports and recommendations to the council about the needs of the city,
- Has no authority over the mayor, councilors, support staff of mayor or council, city attorney, municipal judges, or city auditor.
Prior to her appointment as Beaverton City Manager, Jenny Haruyama was the City Manager of the City of Tracy, California—a community of nearly 100,000 in San Joaquin County. While there, Jenny placed a strong emphasis on private-public partnerships and strategic investments to strengthen the city’s economic base. Her top priority was encouraging business attraction, retention, and was successful in facilitating the development of one of Amazon’s largest distribution facilities in California.
Her local government leadership career began in 2000 as the Assistant Finance Director of the Town of Los Gatos, California. She then transitioned to the City of Tracy, California, as the Administrative Services Director and the Interim Assistant City Manager. After, she served as the Assistant City Manager of Livermore, California, and then the City Manager of Scotts Valley, California.
Jenny has more than 25 years of local government experience and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from San Jose State University and a Master of Public Administration with an emphasis in organizational development from California State University, Hayward. She also is a graduate of the California Local Governance Institute at Stanford for Best Practices in Innovative Government and Executive Management.
She has been recognized for her local government service and received the Municipal Management Association of Northern California (MMANC) Wes McClure Outstanding Assistant Award, MMANC Rising Star Award, and the YMCA Silicon Valley Tribute to Women in Executive Leadership Award.
Jenny lives in the Beaverton area with her husband and five children, and many four-legged family members.
My primary style is one of authenticity — a leadership approach that guides others with sincerity. I've learned over time that people often forget what you say and do, but they never forget how you made them feel. Equally important is that authenticity is about setting directions with integrity and taking the lead while being open to change. I believe that one can achieve extraordinary outcomes by engaging the greatness in others.
I am a values-based person that strives to align principles with my actions. Below are some of my values that I see as foundational for accomplishing great things in the organization and community: