City of Redwood City logoFollowing a highly competitive recruitment process City Manager Melissa Stevenson Diaz announced the appointment of Patrick Heisinger as Redwood City’s new assistant city manager, effective March 11. With an extensive background in public administration and a proven track record of successful leadership, he brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his new role.

“Patrick’s career has been marked by his dedication to public service and his commitment to improving communities through strategic management and collaboration,” said Stevenson Diaz. “His expertise will play a crucial role in shaping the City’s future and advancing the Council’s strategic goals.”

As assistant city manager, Heisinger will oversee the City’s land use and development functions, including the Community Development and Engineering and Transportation Departments and the Economic Development and Housing Divisions. He will also manage City-owned property. As a member of the city manager’s office, Patrick will help implement strategic initiatives and work with the City Council, staff and community partners on projects and programs to support the City’s mission, values, and priorities.

Recognized as a leader in all facets of residential and non-residential development, Heisinger has played a pivotal role in property acquisitions and dispositions, leveraging funds toward affordable projects, community amenities and the operation of supportive housing. His expertise extends to strategic relationship-building with government agencies and cross-sector partners, utilizing projects and programs to advance city initiatives and enhance the quality of life for vulnerable populations.

“I am honored to join the Redwood City team and contribute to the continued success and prosperity of this vibrant community,” said Patrick Heisinger. “I am committed to collaborating with all stakeholders to address the needs and priorities of Redwood City residents and businesses. Together, we can build a stronger, more resilient city for future generations.”

Heisinger has served as interim housing manager beginning in April 2023, and as interim assistant city manager for Redwood City since August 2023. He previously held the role of interim city manager and assistant city manager for East Palo Alto where he managed operations and provided direct leadership and oversight of City functional areas, including Community and Economic Development, Planning, Building and Code Enforcement, Human Resources, Parks and Recreation Master Planning and Water Master Planning. He also held roles focused on diverse aspects of community development and housing initiatives for the cities of San Jose, San Bernardino and Riverside and the County of Santa Cruz.

Heisinger’s academic achievements include holding two graduate degrees in Public Administration and Education, as well as an undergraduate degree in International Relations. He also holds his California Real Estate Brokers’ License and several other certificates related to real estate, finance and leadership development.