Meet Jovan Grogan San Bruno’s new City Manager

Since 1980, the City of San Bruno has operated under the Council-Manager form of government.  In accordance with the provisions of the Municipal Code, the City Manager is responsible for preparing and  managing the implementation of the City Council’s Adopted Annual Operating and Capital Improvement Program budgets which outline the City’s annual work program and the five year capital improvement program.  The work program balances the cost of providing City services within the available financial resources. The City Manager serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the municipal corporation.  As such, the City Manager is responsible for the appointment and supervision of all City department heads, for oversight of approximately 260 full-time employees, and all City operations to ensure delivery of high quality City services.

In addition, the City Manager supports the City Council by guiding the formulation, development and implementation of Council directed policies, programs and projects.

Jovan D. Grogan, City Manager

Jovan Grogan serves as the City Manager for the City of San Bruno. In this role, he is responsible for executive oversight of the City’s government and implementation of City Council policies to ensure effective service delivery to the San Bruno community. Jovan oversees a staff of 260 employees and a total annual budget of $167 million.

Previously, Jovan served as the Deputy City Manager in two cities: Berkeley, CA and Concord, CA. Prior to that, Jovan was as a Senior Management Advisor with Management Partners, a consulting firm that specializes in helping local governments improve operations. Jovan has also worked for the County Administrator of Tompkins County, New York, the City Manager of Oakland, California, and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) in Washington, D.C.

Jovan is a member of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and serves on the Board for the California Division of ICMA. He is also on the Board of Directors for the National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA).

Mr. Grogan completed his undergraduate and graduate education at Cornell University, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Studies, as well as a Master of Regional Planning Degree.