Government Affairs Manager, City of Fresno
Danielle Bergstrom is the Government Affairs Manager in the Office of the Mayor with the City of Fresno where she works with community leaders and stakeholders at the local, state, and federal level to advance the City’s legislative and strategic funding objectives with a focus on sustainable transportation infrastructure and neighborhood revitalization.
Prior to working at the City, Danielle was an associate at PolicyLink, a national research and advocacy organization based in Oakland (CA) focused on social equity where she worked with diverse regional coalitions across the country to advance equitable regional infrastructure plans; worked with administrative officials in the U.S. Partnership for Sustainable Communities to develop better cross-agency coordination for local fair housing and regional planning, and disseminated widely-read and utilized reports on best practices in development without displacement and community engagement. Her research and advocacy contributions have led to the adoption of an Executive Order on Diversity and Inclusion in state hiring and contracting by the Governor of Rhode Island and a new federal cross-agency process to evaluate fair housing and equitable investments. She has also worked as a researcher on neighborhood revitalization and as a city planner.
Danielle has a Masters Degree in Regional Planning from Cornell University and a BS in Biology from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. She currently serves on the board of directors for Creative Fresno and is married to Scott Bergstrom, who teaches 4th grade in Fresno.