Cupertino City Council selects new City Manager

Photo courtesy of City of Cupertino website.

The Cupertino City Council has selected San Bruno official Pamela Wu to be the City’s new manager.

In a press release, Cupertino Mayor Darcy Paul praised Wu for having an eye on the future and said, “I believe that, ultimately, this is going to be universally recognized as a fantastic hire. I look forward to the upcoming months as people get to know our new City Manager.”

Wu brings over 20 years of experience in city management experience including in her current role as the community and economic development director for the City of San Bruno, where she oversees the Building, Planning, and Housing divisions. Wu has also previously served the City of Gilroy and the County of Santa Clara in various management roles. She has a bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley.

In response to her selection, Wu said in a statement, “With great excitement, I am elated for the opportunity to return to the areas of my roots, to lead the City team and the Cupertino community into our next chapter of excellence.”

Her first day will be August 29.

Wu will be the city’s seventh city manager in four years, following the resignation of Jim Throop after just six months in the role. Greg Larson, who served as interim city manager from June through December 2021, replaced Deb Feng, who served two years until her abrupt resignation in May 2021. 

Cupertino is also actively seeking a Deputy City Manager following the departure of Katy Nomura; applications are due July 31, 2022.