City Manager's Office, Economic Development


The City Manager’s Office, Economic Development team implements City Council strategic priorities; promotes arts, business and real estate, environmental and health initiatives by advancing programs to encourage sustainable neighborhoods and development for all those who live and work in the City of Richmond.

Essential Functions 

  • Develop, maintain, and implement the Health in All Policies Ordinance and Strategy Document, the Climate Action Plan (CAP), the Energy and Climate Change Element, and Community Health and Wellness Element of the Richmond General Plan 2030.
  • Promote systems and policy changes that support the development of healthy and sustainable neighborhoods.
  • Support and recruit business to Richmond and act as a resource for brokers and developers.
  • Promote a competitive, sustainable, and equitable economy for all.
  • Leverage socially beneficial development through wise public investment.
  • Manage the City’s cultural arts programs and assist the development of creative industries in Richmond. 
  • Encourage and promote initiatives designed to support  the community’s unique cultural identities and vitality.
  • Provide decent affordable housing for low and very low-income residents of Richmond through our federally funded housing programs.
  • Manage City-owned contaminated sites including properties in Marina Bay and adjacent to the Richmond Parkway.

Quarterly Reports

CMO ED Q1 FY20-21 Update


FINAL CMO-ED FY 2019-20 Accomplishments

Manufacturing Day - Richmond Listening Session

In partnership with the Bay Area Urban Manufacturing (BAUM) Initiative, SFMade, and 30 other cities and counties in the region, the City of Richmond, City Manager’s Office, Economic Development Division in collaboration with Richmond Main Street Initiative is hosting a community-facing, listening session, and discussion to celebrate Manufacturing Week 2020. The City Manager’s Office, Economic Development Division will host via Zoom a roundtable of local manufacturers, community leaders and non-profits organizations to share successes and hardships resulting from COVID-19. The listening session is designed to bring together the city’s manufacturers, elected officials, and community/non-profit leaders to discuss COVID-19 recovery manufacturing successes, as well as remaining challenges and resources available to this industry (i.e. with regards to workforce training, land use, marketing, etc.). The community is invited to tune in. More information and registration available at
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Shasa Curl

Shasa Curl

Deputy City Manager, Economic Development

City Manager's Office, Economic Development
Physical Address

450 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 300
Richmond, CA, 94808


(510) 620-6512

Office Hours 

Monday - Friday
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM