New Fresno City Manager Wilma Quan-Schecter begins her post today, July 10, 2017, replacing Bruce Rudd, who is wrapping up 41 years of service to the City of Fresno. Mrs. Quan-Schecter is the first woman to hold the top administrative post at Fresno City Hall.
Mrs. Quan-Schecter previously served as both assistant city manager and deputy city manager where she was instrumental in the Fulton Street Reconstruction Project and negotiated numerous agreements for the City, including joint use agreements with Fresno and Central Unified School Districts to expand Fresno’s open space. Prior to her time in 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, the Fulton Corridor Specific Plan, and the Downtown Development Code. Prior to joining the City of Fresno, Mrs. Quan-Schecter worked for the California Department of Transportation.
She was raised in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area and earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Penn State University and her Master of Business Administration from California State University, Fresno. Mrs. Quan-Schecter is married to Dr. David Schecter and has two sons.
Mr. Rudd will serve as interim PARCS Director until a new director can be hired and remain will part of the Administration as an adviser through the end of the year.