Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and City Councilmembers announced Wednesday the appointment of Gus Vina to Interim City Manager.

“I am proud of my City Council colleagues for pulling together and taking swift action on behalf of our city. I’m confident Gus’ experience and leadership will help our efforts to move Sacramento forward,” said Mayor Johnson.

As Interim City Manager, Mr. Vina will be responsible for the overall function of the City, including a total operating budget of approximately $855M and a workforce of approximately 4,300 employees.

This is a 12-month interim appointment. 

“I am honored and thrilled to have this opportunity to serve the Mayor and City Council and the citizens of Sacramento,” said Mr. Vina, Interim City Manager.

Prior to this appointment, Mr. Vina was an Assistant City Manager.

During his tenure as Assistant City Manager, he oversaw several departments, including Police, Fire, Code Enforcement, Emergency Services, Finance, Human Resources, and Labor Relations. Some of his major accomplishments include initiation of Police and Fire master plans, increased budget reserves from $4M to $30M in seven years, successful negotiations with several labor unions – including
concessions that saved jobs, many years of developing balanced City budgets, and financing and construction of New City Hall.

Mr. Vina joined the City of Sacramento in July 1999 as the City’s Budget Manager.

Prior to 1999, he served the City of Stockton for 10 years in various capacities.  In addition to local government experience, he worked with the State of California for nine years.

Mr. Vina graduated with a Master of Public Administration from the University of San Francisco, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from California State University, Sacramento.