City Manager Staff


Dave Rudat, Interim City Manager


Mr. Rudat has nearly 40 years of increasingly responsible leadership and management experience in local and county government including City Manager, Deputy County Executive Officer, Fire Chief, and Public Works Director. He served as City Manager of the City of Orange for ten years and has served as Interim City Manager, General Manager, and as an Interim Department Head in a variety of agencies in cities throughout California such as Canyon Lake, Los Alamitos, Modesto, and Stockton. Early in his career, while working full-time, Mr. Rudat earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Long Beach State University. After working for many years, he earned his Master of Public Administration from the University of Southern California.



Elizabeth Warmerdam, Assistant City Manager


Ms. Warmerdam began her career as an officer in the Unites States Army, serving two tours of duty in Germany and Korea. She has master's degrees in City Planning and Public Administration from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For the past 20 years, she’s worked in a variety of positions in Alameda and Contra Costa County cities and currently serves as Acting City Manager in the City of Alameda. Ms. Warmerdam lives in Alameda with her husband and three children.





Sarah Henry, Public Information Officer


Sarah is a primary point of contact for the media, businesses, and community. She works with the City’s leadership and staff to identify internal and external communication opportunities and solutions. Sarah manages the day-to-day communications activities of the City, including publications, press releases, public inquires, presentations, special events, the City’s website, and social media channels. She is Alameda’s primary contact for the media and public during citywide emergency events. Sarah acts as the City's legislative liasion and provides management support to the City Manager and Assistant City Manager. Previously, Sarah worked for eleven years as the Program Director for the nonprofit organization Next 10, where she designed and implemented nonpartisan research and online tools to educate and engage Californians on critical state issues. Sarah has a Bachelor’s in Political Science with honors from San Francisco State University and loves living in Alameda with her husband and two kids.