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The City Manager's Biography

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David Biggs is an experienced local government senior executive now serving as City Manager of Hercules, California. David has also served as City Manager of three other California communities – Carson, Tustin and Morgan Hill. He has served as Assistant City Manager in Redondo Beach, Director of Economic Development in Huntington Beach, and as Director of Economic Development & Housing in Morgan Hill. David has also undertaken interim assignments with the Cities of Manhattan Beach and Montebello.

Prior to these assignments, David worked overseas for 2 ½ years for an industrial development agency of the State of South Australia. In the early part of his career, he was the Downtown Development Project Manager for the City of Long Beach and worked in a variety of economic development and redevelopment roles for the City of Santa Ana for four years.

David attended California State University, Fullerton, where he received his BA in Political Science and is a graduate of the MBA program at the University of California, Irvine. David also completed a Certificate program in Continuous Improvement and Quality Management from the University of California, Santa Cruz extension program.

David is the current President of the California Redevelopment Association. He is an active member of the California Association for Local Economic Development, for which he is a past Board Member and Chair; the International Association of Shopping Centers; and, the International City/County Management Association with a Credentialed Manager designation. David is also a member of the Urban Land Institute and is a former Chair of Orange County District Council.

Raised in Orange County, David is married to Cate and they have two sons Adrian, a junior at Northern Arizona University, and Dylan, a Senior at Redondo Union High School.