Karen Pinkos, Assistant City Manager for the City of El Cerrito

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Karen’s duties include oversight of general government operations, customer service initiatives, and community partnerships and interagency collaborations. She has direct responsibility for the Human Resources Division, Public Information and Outreach, and the City’s Art in Public Places program. She serves as acting City Manager in the event of the Manager’s absence. She has also served as the staff liaison to the Arts and Culture Commission.

A native of Michigan, Karen has nearly 20 years of experience in professional management, beginning her public sector career in the City of Oak Park, Michigan before coming to El Cerrito in 2001. She is passionate about local government and is dedicated to promoting professional, efficient, ethical management in California and across the country.

Karen holds a Master of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, and is a graduate of the Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.  She is also a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley Executive Seminar program.

7901 Cutting Boulevard, El Cerrito, CA 94530, USA