Pamela Ott oversees the City’s economic development and business license efforts to maintain a robust and diverse business community through strategic business retention, expansion, and attraction initiatives. Pamela also supervisees the City’s public information activities to ensure that residents and businesses are informed and provided opportunities for active engagement on issues of importance to the community, and the city clerk’s office in its responsibility for legislative and administrative functions that support the City’s public records management and city elections. Additionally, she manages numerous special programs and projects toward accomplishing Council and community priorities.
Pamela joined the City of Pleasanton in 2003 as Economic Development Manager; she then expanded her role to Director and Economic Development and Community Engagement and since January 2020 has served as Deputy City Manager. Prior to joining the City, served the community as executive director of the Pleasanton Downtown Association. Pamela also has a 10-year background in retail banking management. Pamela holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in quantitative management from the University of Florida and a Master of Science in Organization Development from the University of San Francisco. She also completed a program in historic preservation at the University of Georgia.
Reflecting her commitment to serve the community, Pamela actively supports many local organizations and events. She is known for being highly responsive, for applying both critical thinking and creativity to challenging issues, and for her proactive and positive approach.