City of Redwood City logoCity Manager Melissa Stevenson Diaz announced the appointment of Amanda Anthony as Redwood City’s new economic development manager. With a rich background in program leadership, entrepreneurship and economic and workforce development, Anthony brings a wealth of experience and passion to her new role.

“We are delighted to welcome Amanda to our Redwood City team,” said Stevenson Diaz. “Her diverse experiences have equipped her with an acumen and passion necessary to propel Redwood City’s economic vibrancy to new heights.”

As the economic development manager, Anthony will play a pivotal role in advancing the economic vitality and resilience of Redwood City. She will collaborate with local stakeholders to create and implement initiatives aimed at fostering business growth, supporting small businesses and promoting workforce development.

“I am impressed by Redwood City’s commitment to supporting large and small businesses,” said Anthony. “I look forward to pursuing a strategy of equity and partnership, focusing on helping diverse business owners thrive.”

Prior to joining Redwood City, Anthony served as the San Mateo County Program Director at Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, where she managed a $1.3 million budget and expanded services to new locations, nurturing small businesses amidst challenging economic times. Prior to relocating to the Bay Area, Anthony lived in Poland where she worked for Hewlett Packard and the Centre for Systems Solutions before starting and operating her own business for five years.

Anthony holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy Studies, and has authored several publications on entrepreneurship and regional development. She is also a recipient of numerous awards and honors, including recognition as one of “30 Kreatywnych Wrocławian” (30 Creative Wrocławians) and is a San Mateo County Chamber Leadership Program graduate.

Anthony’s first day with Redwood City will be Monday, March 11.