Mayor Lee Brand and Fresno City Manager Wilma Quan-Schecter today announced that Jane Sumpter has been named the City of Fresno’s new Assistant City Manager, effective November 27, 2017. Ms. Sumpter has served as the City’s Budget Manager since 2011, where she managed the successful implementation of the first new citywide budget system in 14 years.
“Jane is one of the most competent and professional people I have ever had the pleasure to work with,” said Ms. Quan-Schecter. “More important, her integrity is beyond reproach, her leadership skills are well respected, and her knowledge of the financial arena has the depth of experience we need to maintain our strong fiscal strategy.”
Ms. Sumpter has been with the City of Fresno for over 30 years, where she started as a Junior Auditor in 1987. Over her career, she has gained experience in municipal budgeting and auditing, labor negotiations, systems implementation and Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) preparation. In December 2016, she was appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council to serve as a Trustee of the City of Fresno Employees Retirement Board representing over 1200 active employees and retirees.
Mayor Brand added, “It is my pleasure to welcome Jane to the team. She’s done great work on our budget and we are expecting great things from her as our Assistant City Manager.”
A lifelong resident of Fresno, where her family has lived since 1919, Ms. Sumpter attended California State University, Fresno, earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting. She also holds an Associate of Science Degree in Paralegal Studies from Fresno City College.