David Biggs Hired as City Manager

(Courtesy of David Biggs)
David Biggs named City Manager, effective April 5.

    From a pool of 52 applicants, the Orinda City Council chose David Biggs for the city manager position, replacing retiring Steve Salomon, effective April 5.
    “I look forward to joining the Orinda team and getting out and meeting the community,” Biggs said. “Working with the fire district to keep Orinda as safe as can be and contributing to help the Council achieve its goals are priorities for me.”
    With more than 35 years of senior local government experience, Biggs held city manager and director positions in several California cities before taking the helm in Hercules in 2014. His extensive experience includes downtown and economic development projects.
    According to Orinda Human Resources Manager Ginger Staten, Biggs will receive an annual salary of $234,000, plus a $500 monthly allowance for other benefits which “are equal to those received by management employees.” His contract runs through June 30, 2024, with provisions for one-year extensions.
    Biggs earned a political science degree at California State University, Fullerton and an MBA degree at the University of California, Irvine. Biggs is currently president of the California Redevelopment Association. Affiliations include the California Association for Local Economic Development, the International Association of Shopping Centers, the International City/County Management Association with a credentialed manager designation and the Urban Land Institute. Raised in Orange County, he and his wife Cate have two sons.

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