Oakland’s former city administrator was named Tuesday as the new general manager of the East Bay Regional Park District.

Sabrina Landreth will assume her duties March 15. She succeeds Robert Doyle, who retired after serving the district for 47 years.

Former Oakland City Administrator Sabrina Landreth has been appointed East Bay Regional Park District General Manager. (Photo courtesy of city of Oakland)

Landreth is the first woman to serve as general manager and the 10th general manager in the district’s 87-year history.

Dee Rosario, president of the district’s board of directors, said board members are thrilled to have Landreth as general manager.

“She has all the right elements of urban public sector leadership experience and especially understands the diversity of the East Bay communities,” Rosario said in a statement.

Landreth was Oakland city administrator from 2015 to 2020. She also in the past served as city manager for the city of Emeryville.

Landreth is a fifth-generation East Bay native. She earned a master’s degree in public policy from the University of California at Berkeley and a bachelor’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

She said she is honored to be the new general manager and looks forward to building upon the work the district does to improve the quality of life for East Bay residents.

Keith Burbank is currently a fulltime reporter covering Alameda County and Oakland news for Bay City News. He has also worked on the Data Points project for Local News Matters, finding trends and stories about the region through data. In 2019, he was a California Fellow at the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism, producing a series about homeless deaths in Santa Clara County. He worked as a swing shift editor for the newswire for several years as well. Outside of journalism, Keith enjoys computer programming, math, economics and music.