Robert B. Leonard oversees Municipal Services, which is comprised of the departments of Agricultural Commission / Weights and Measures, Animal Care, and Regional Parks. The Sanitation District Agency, Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency and the Library JPA have a coordinative relationship with Municipal Services.
Leonard is a member of the Executive Team of the County Executive. Leonard’s former leadership positions include being the Director for the Department of Economic Development and Intergovernmental Affairs. In the Economic Development Director’s position, he was responsible for the economic development and redevelopment activities of Sacramento County including the reuse of Mather and McClellan Air Force Bases. In the Intergovernmental Affairs role, Leonard was responsible for County issues with cities, regional special districts and federal legislative issues.
Leonard served as Chief Operating Officer for the Sacramento County Airport System. He also served for nine years as the Director of Military Base Conversion for Sacramento County, overseeing the reuse planning and conversion of Mather and McClellan Air Force Bases, both of which are viewed as models of successful base closure.
Prior to joining Sacramento County, Leonard held positions at the Denver Stapleton International Airport and with a major international consulting firm.
Leonard holds a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering from California State University, San Jose, and a Master degree in civil engineering also from California State University, San Jose.
In addition, he has completed the program for state and local government senior executives at Harvard University. He was awarded the “Hammer Award” by Vice President Al Gore for his work with Military Base Conversion.
Leonard has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Sacramento Area Trade and Commerce Agency (SACTO), the Northern California World Trade Center, the Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Sacramento Sports Commission, and several other organizations.