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Jan 25, 2023

Mayor Sheng Thao Announces Appointments For Interim City Administrator, Senior Staff

Oakland’s Mayor Sheng Thao has asked current Oakland Public Works Director G. Harold Duffey and former Interim City Administrator Steven Falk to serve as Interim City Administrators after current Administrator Ed Reiskin steps away at the end of this month. The appointments have been sent to the Oakland City Council for its consideration next week.

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G. Harold Duffey

Interim City Administrator

Mr. Duffey has more than 30 years of experience working for cities and counties throughout California. He currently serves as Public Works Director, a role he has led in for the City of Oakland for the last year and half. Before joining the City of Oakland, his extensive tenure includes serving as chief executive officer for the cities of Grand Terrace, Compton, and Oroville. Mr. Duffey’s public works experience extends to Yolo County, the City of Sacramento, the City of Riverside, and San Bernardino County.

Mr. Duffey holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Redlands and a master’s degree in Public Administration from University California San Bernardino.

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