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Naomi Kelly

City and County of San Francisco
City Administrator
Naomi M. Kelly is San Francisco’s City Administrator, one of the highest-ranking non-elected officials of the City and County. In this capacity, Ms. Kelly oversees the General Services Agency consisting of 25 departments, divisions, and programs that include Public Works Department, Department of Technology, Office of Contract Administration/Purchasing, Real Estate, County Clerk, Fleet Management, Convention Facilities, Animal Care and Control, Medical Examiner, and Treasure Island. She is responsible for a 2,700-strong workforce, and an annual budget of nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars.Ms. Kelly is strongly committed to strengthening the local economy; ensuring the efficacy of government services; increasing the City’s safety and resiliency; and optimizing the City’s capital planning and infrastructure.Prior to her City Administrator position, Ms. Kelly was appointed City Purchaser and Director of the Office of Contract Administration by Mayor Gavin Newsom. She previously served as Special Assistant in the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, and the Office of Policy and Legislative Affairs, under Mayor Willie L. Brown, Jr. She also served as the City’s Executive Director of the Taxicab Commission.Ms. Kelly, a native San Franciscan, is the first woman and African American to serve as City Administrator of the City and County of San Francisco. She received her undergraduate and law degrees, respectively, from New York University, and the University of San Francisco. Ms. Kelly is a member of the California State Bar. She and her husband, Harlan L. Kelly, Jr., General Manager of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, and their two sons reside in San Francisco.