David Carnahan is Sunnyvale’s New City Clerk

Sunnyvale has a new city clerk at the helm.

David Carnahan, who most recently held the same position in Palo Alto, has replaced retired clerk Kathleen Franco Simmons. His resume also includes stints for Menlo Park and San Francisco State University.

"David's diverse city experience and five-year tenure as deputy city clerk for the city of Palo Alto has given him the breadth of skills he needs to step into this essential role and hit the ground running," said Sunnyvale City Manager Kent Steffens. "We wish Kathleen well in her retirement and know that she's leaving David with a solid foundation in the City Clerk's Office."

Carnahan earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from U.C. Davis and a Master of Public Administration from San Francisco State University. He is a member of the International City/County Management Association, the City Clerks Association of California, and the Municipal Management Association of Northern California.

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