Assistant to the City Manager Bio

Joanna AltmanJoanna Altman is the Assistant to the City Manager for the City of Vallejo, responsible for Special Programs and Projects, and City Communications. Ms. Altman began her career in local government with the City of Pinole, California in 2007.

Ms. Altman's purview changes with the needs of the City Manager and community.  Currently, she manages the City's cannabis program,  and oversees the Parking and Participatory Budgeting Programs.  Additionally, she supervises the City's Community and Volunteer coordinator and coordinates the City-wide intern program.  As staff to the City’s McCune Collection Commission, Ms. Altman supports maintenance and preservation of the the City's unique rare book collection.  Other pertinent projects include Animal Control and Sheltering, Waterfront Park, City Grants, Community Choice Aggregation, Legislative Policy, and City events. 

Ms. Altman holds a Master of Public Policy and Administration degree from Golden Gate University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration from California State University, Bakersfield where she competed as a collegiate swimmer.  A native to Vallejo’s neighbor, Benicia, Ms. Altman calls Vallejo a second home.