Fremont City Manager Mark Danaj Resigns

Fremont will soon be on the lookout for a new top administrator. Mark Danaj stepped down Thursday, Sept. 30. His resignation had been submitted and accepted by the city council two days prior.

“I’d like to thank Mark Danaj for his dedicated service to the Fremont community and leadership as our City Manager over the last three years, as well as during his previous years as Assistant City Manager,” said Mayor Lily Mei. “Mark has led the City through several major milestones this past 18 months as we navigated through an unprecedented historical pandemic. Through its strong leadership team, Fremont is well positioned to move forward and maintain its track record of stability. I wish Mark all the best.”

Danaj was appointed city manager in July 2018. He had previously served as city manager of Manhattan Beach and as Fremont’s assistant city manager before that.

Brian Stott, the city’s assistant city manager, has been tapped to fulfill Danaj’s duties on an acting basis.