September 6, 2011 > Fremont announces staff appointments
Fremont announces staff appointments
Submitted By Brian Stott
Fremont City Manager Fred Diaz announced the appointment of Nadine Nader as the new City Clerk/Assistant to the City Manager and Kelly Kline as the new Economic Development Director for the City of Fremont.
Ms. Nader has extensive Council agenda management experience, having served for over 10 years in the San Jose City Manager's Office with oversight of the Council agenda process and Council relations. She brings considerable special projects, public policy development, legislative analysis, and change management experience to the City of Fremont. She holds a Master of Policy Studies from the Monterey Institute of International Studies and Bachelor of Arts in both political science and sociology from Pepperdine University.
Ms. Kline has worked in municipal government for the last 19 years, focusing much of her career on downtown revitalization, retail recruitment, and business development. Most recently, she served as the Economic Development and Redevelopment Manager for the City of Cupertino, focused on corporate retention, mixed use development, small business support, and housing programs. She also served as the Downtown Manager for the San Jose Redevelopment Agency during a time of rapid growth and change, and was a policy advisor to a Downtown City Councilmember. She holds a Master of Public Administration, and is a graduate of the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.
"The appointments of Nadine and Kelly to key City management positions will ensure several high priority projects under way continue without disruption," said City Manager Fred Diaz. "Kelly will lead the Midtown project, development plans for the former NUMMI Site, the Irvington BART Station, and The Block at Pacific Commons, while Nadine will head up the automation of the City Council agenda process."
Nader, who replaces former City Clerk Dawn Abrahamson, will begin work on Aug. 30, and Kline, who replaces former Economic Development Director Lori Taylor, will begin work on Sept. 7.