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Naomi M. Kelly

Naomi M. Kelly is the first woman and first African American to serve as City Administrator. In that capacity, she oversees the City’s General Service Agency, which consists of more than 25 City agencies, a budget of nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars and over 2,700 City
employees.

Ms. Kelly is strongly committed to strengthening the local economy, supporting small businesses and City neighborhoods, ensuring the efficacy of government services, increasing the City’s safety and resiliency, and planning for the City’s long-term capital and infrastructure
needs.

Ms. Kelly has been recognized numerous times for her leadership and dedication to public service, and has received several awards. She has led critical initiatives including re-envisioning San Francisco’s public housing system, implementing workplace rights legislation and reforms aimed at supporting local businesses, coordinating same-sex marriages at City Hall, hosting the City Hall Centennial and the Bay Area Women’s Summit, bringing community revitalization to the mid-Market area, overseeing the expansion of the Moscone Center, building a new Medical Examiner’s Office facility, and purchasing and developing a new City office building.

Prior to her role as City Administrator, Ms. Kelly served as the City Purchaser and Taxicab Commission founding director. Naomi was born in San Francisco and grew up in San Mateo and Foster City. She earned her B.A. from New York University and J.D. from the University of San Francisco. She is also the mother of two young children and a long-time resident of San Francisco.
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