Mark Danaj was named the City of Fremont’ eighth City Manager in July 2018. Previously, he held the position of Fremont’s Assistant City Manager/Chief Operating Officer from 2011 to 2014. Before returning to Fremont, he served as Manhattan Beach’s City Manager and was previously the City of San Jose’s Director of Human Resources. He has over 20 years of public management executive experience, leading initiatives such as enhancing online civic engagement and improving accessibility to city services through tech tools.
With a passion for furthering technology in the public sector and emphasis on fiscal responsibility, Mark manages all matters of governance and public policy in Fremont. Mark sat on the International City/County Management Association’s (ICMA) Governmental Affairs and Policy Committee. He also served as ICMA’s representative on the National League of Cities’ Information Technology & Communications Steering Committee. Currently, Mark serves as a boardmember for Joint Venture Silicon Valley.
Mark holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from Marquette University. He also graduated from the Harvard Kennedy School Senior Executives in State and Local Government program.