South San Francisco, CA February 12, 2016 Submitted by Leslie Arroyo City of South San Francisco
The City of South San Francisco has appointed Jennifer Shimabukuro as the Assistant to the City Manager. Shimabukuro, a CPA (KPMG alumna) brings extensive executive and financial experience across industry, government, healthcare, and non-profit sectors. In her new role, Shimabukuro will serve to streamline the process City Staff and City Council take part in as the City continues its role in several regional and state organizations.
“Jennifer is a great addition to our expanding team and network,” says Mike Futrell, City Manager. “Her organizational experience, combined with her executive, finance and community programs background, brings experience to our office that will allow us to effectively manage the continuous change our City is experiencing.”
Shimabukuro’s responsibilities include being the City’s grant administrator; staff liaison to the San Francisco International Airport, specifically focusing on the Aircraft Noise Insulation Program (ANIP) initiatives and noise issues; staff liaison to the City/County Association of Governments (C/CAG), and Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), as well as supporting Councilmembers serving on outside boards and commissions.
Shimabukuro is a Certified Public Accountant with a degree in Business Administration from California State University, Fullerton. She was Finance Manager for the City of Tustin where she led innovation and automation of finance operations city-wide including being the first city to provide web based payment processing for citizens. There she oversaw and managed a $45 million dollar general fund budget and operations of water billing enterprise. Shimabukuro also was the Director of Finance and the Grant Administrator for First 5, Children and Families Commission of Orange County, partnering with organizations that provide healthcare, early education and development services to children and their families, from the prenatal stage through age five.
“I am glad to join the dedicated team and City Council leading us through the upcoming growth across the City in 2016. It’s a wonderful time to be onboard and I look forward to contributing to the efforts for South San Francisco, having our community thrive,” said Shimabukuro.