Mayor's Office
Mayor's Staff
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Ashley Swearengin, Mayor
2600 Fresno Street
Room 2075
Fresno, CA 93721
(559) 621-8000
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Georgeanne White, Chief of Staff

As Chief of Staff, Ms. White plans, organizes and oversees the day to day activities of the Mayor’s Office, including scheduling, special projects, intergovernmental and legislative affairs.

The Chief of Staff serves as a Senior Policy Advisor to the Mayor and works closely with the City Manager and Department Heads in the development and implementation of City policy. Ms. White is the Administration’s senior advisor on issues such as city governance, water, budget, and government affairs and acts as main liaison to the City Council.

Ms. White is married to William M. White. They have twin daughters, Katie and Gracie.


Cheryl Burns, Special Assistant

Cheryl Burns joined the City of Fresno in 2002. As Special Assistant to the Mayor, she coordinates scheduling and travel logistics, serves as the Travel Administrator for the City of Fresno, assists with constituent services and handles a variety of administrative projects. Ms. Burns earned a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies and a Master of Public Administration degree from California State University, Fresno. She is married to Balt Burns and they have one son, Anderson.

Contact Information

Phone (559) 621-8000
FAX (559) 621-7990

Fresno City Hall
2600 Fresno Street
2nd Floor
Fresno, CA 93721-3600