Jessica Binnquist entered public service in 1996 as a Clerk for the City of San Marino, and worked in various capacities in almost all of San Marino’s Departments; Planning and Building, Finance, Library, Community Services, Public Works, and Administration until joining the City of Alhambra in 2009. In Alhambra, she has held the titles of Assistant to the City Manager, Deputy City Manager, Assistant City Manager, Interim City Manager, and currently City Manager. She manages the day-to-day operations of the City, and ensures the policy of the City Council is carried out to enhance the quality of life for the community. Jessica has overseen grant programs, coordinated complex regional efforts, and has assisted with a multitude of major capital projects, but her favorite accomplishment is the creation of the HOME Team, Alhambra’s Homeless Outreach Program.
She is a member of the International City/County Management Association, California City Management Foundation, Municipal Management Association of Southern California, Women Leading Government, and the Vice Chair of the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments City Managers Technical Advisory Committee.
Jessica graduated with honors from Azusa Pacific University with a degree in Organizational Leadership, and from California State University, Long Beach with a Master’s in Public Administration.
In her free time, she enjoys adventures with her family, and is passionate about volunteering.