About the City Manager
Wilma Quan became Fresno’s City Manager in July 2017 and is the first woman to hold the top administrative post at Fresno City Hall. She brings over 21 years of planning, revitalization and development experience in both the private and public sectors to her work at the City of Fresno.
Prior to her position as City Manager, Ms. Quan served as both the Assistant City Manager and Deputy City Manager where she was instrumental in the Fulton Street Reconstruction Project. Ms. Quan has negotiated numerous agreements for the City, including joint use agreements with Fresno and Central Unified School Districts to expand Fresno’s open space and the Police Department’s Central Substation lease. Before joining the City Manager’s Office, she was the Urban Planning Specialist with the City’s Downtown and Community Revitalization Department where she served as the project manager for the Fresno HSR Station Area Master Plan, Downtown Neighborhoods Community Plan, Fulton Corridor Specific Plan, the Downtown Development Code and she oversaw the environmental clearance process for the Fulton Mall Reconstruction Project.
Ms. Quan was also the owner and principal planner of Planning Resource Associates, Inc., and spent six years at the California Department of Transportation, where she gained experience in transportation planning and modeling. She also served for five years on the Tower District Design Review Committee and co-authored the Tower District Specific Plan Design Guidelines, regulating site planning, urban design, and architecture in Fresno’s Tower District.
Ms. Quan was raised in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area and earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Penn State and her Master of Business Administration from Fresno State. Ms. Quan has two sons.