East Bay Parks District appoints first female general manager

East Bay Parks District appoints first female general manager

East Bay Parks District appoints first female general manager
Sabrina Landreth

OAKLAND, CA – The East Bay Regional Park District has found their new General Manager. Sabrina Landreth will take the job as just the 10th General Manager in the Park District’s 87-year history. She will  also serve as the first woman to hold the position.

Dee Rosario, President of Park District Board of Directors, says Landreth “has all the right elements of urban public sector leadership experience. Also, she especially understands the diversity of the East Bay communities we serve.”

Ms. Landreth has deep roots in the East Bay as a 5th generation native. She has held top executive leadership positions managing the cities of Oakland and Emeryville.  A UC Berkeley graduate with a master’s degree in Public Policy, she also received a B.S. from MIT.

“I am honored to be appointed by the Board as the District’s next General Manager,” Landreth said. “I look forward to continuing to build upon the great work the District does to improve the quality of life for our East Bay community, while adhering to its social and environmental responsibilities.”

Leadership experience

Most recently Ms. Landreth served as City Administrator in Oakland from 2015- 2020, where she is credited with strong fiscal management and developing a capital improvement program that included community equity goals and has become a model program for local governments around the country.  She also worked for Oakland as Deputy City Administrator, Budget Director, and Legislative Analyst to the City’s Finance Committee.

Previously, Ms. Landreth served as City Manager of Emeryville and as staff in the California State Assembly advancing state and local legislative initiatives.

Ms. Landreth succeeds Robert Doyle as General Manager. Doyle retired after a 47-year career with the Park District.  Landreth will begin her new position at the Park District on March 15.

The East Bay Regional Park District comprises 73 parks, 55 miles of shoreline, and over 1,300 miles of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, and environmental education. As the largest regional park system in the nation, it receives more than 25 million visits annually. The district extends throughout Alameda and Contra Costa counties in the San Francisco Bay Area.