City Manager Fran Robustelli recently appointed Mr. Scott Koll as Deputy City Manager. Mr. Koll brings nearly two decades of local government experience, starting as a Community Services Officer in Roseville, CA. He was subsequently promoted to supervisor, where he first gained exposure to municipal legislative advocacy and financial management.
In 2015, Mr. Koll and his husband relocated to the Bay Area from Roseville, where he joined the City of San Leandro as its first Police Business Manager. He managed its $40 million budget and its federal and state grants. In 2017, he transferred to the Finance Department to also assist with budget and other special projects. In February 2021, upon the retirement of the City’s former Budget Manager, Mr. Koll took over the role of Financial Services Manager. He was responsible for developing its biennial budget and managing the City’s approximately $200 million operating budget and its risk management program.
“It is a pleasure to appoint Scott to the deputy role,” stated City Manager Fran Robustelli. “Scott’s intellect, attention to detail, kindness, and teacher qualities make him perfect for this role in the City Manager’s Office. His spirit of servant leadership is contagious. San Leandro is in great hands with Scott’s administrative and advocacy qualities.”
Mr. Koll filled the vacancy created by former Deputy City Manager Eric Engelbart after accepting a promotion to Assistant City Manager at the City of Belmont. As Deputy City Manager, Mr. Koll is responsible for the City’s legislative platform, sustainability program, emergency preparedness programs, and special projects.
“I’m humbled by the opportunity to serve the residents and stakeholders of San Leandro in this new role,” stated Scott Koll. “I’m appreciative of former Deputy City Manager Eric Engelbart’s work. I look forward to building on previous efforts and continuing to implement the City Council’s priorities.”
Before beginning his career in local government, Mr. Koll had the opportunity to teach both English Literature and Philosophy courses in Minnesota, where he was born and raised. He holds bachelor’s degrees in both subject areas and a Master of Public Affairs (MPA) from the University of California, Berkeley. In his personal life, his passions are health, wellness, and pampering their deaf Chihuahuas—Madeline and Rudy.