Hercules Hires a New City Manager

Foster City Assistant City Manager Dante Hall has been chosen as the next chief administrator of Hercules. The city announced Hall’s appointment on July 28. He is replacing David Biggs who left earlier this year to serve as city manager of Orinda. Steven Falk has been handling city manager’s duties in the interim.

"I'm delighted and honored to have been chosen by the City Council to serve as the City Manager for Hercules." Hall said. "Hercules is an extraordinary community and I look forward to working collaboratively in support of our vision to be a premier small city focused on customer service and excellence."

Mr. Hall is an accomplished local government professional with twenty-five years of California public sector experience. He began his career by providing constituent services in the City of Pasadena, and then moved on through a series of increasingly responsible positions in El Monte, Half Moon Bay, and Moreno Valley. Mr. Hall spent the last six years as Foster City's Assistant City Manager, where he also stepped in and served for nine months as that City's Interim City Manager.


Over his long career, Mr. Hall has demonstrated a track record of leadership success that will benefit Hercules. His experience is broad and deep, having served in many different roles including community development, finance, labor negotiations, public works, code enforcement, public information, and emergency services. He has specialized skills in economic development, redevelopment, affordable housing, and capital projects. He has a proven leadership record as a consensus builder, a communicator, and a problem solver. -- City of Hercules

Hall takes over on Aug. 16.