Fred Diaz has been the City Manager of Fremont since October 2004, and has over 30 years of experience in municipal government. Fred served as City Manager of Tracy, California for over 10 years, and has worked in several Southern California cities over the span of his career.
While Fred’s responsibilities include all matters of governance and public policy in Fremont, his particular focus is economic development and is heavily involved in critical strategic issues for the community.
Fred is an executive board member of Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a regional organization that provides analysis and action on issues affecting our region's economy and quality of life. He also serves on the Advisory Committee of the Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership, affiliated with Pepperdine University’s School of Public Policy. He was the recipient of the John H. Nail Award and was recognized as the Outstanding Municipal Assistant of 1987 by the League of California Cities. He has served as a member of the League of California Cities City Manager’s Executive Committee for several years, and the League’s Housing, Community, and Economic Development Committee.
Fred holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science/Public Administration from California State University, Fullerton.