Cyrus Abhar

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City Manager

Cyrus Abhar PhotoCyrus Abhar is Rancho Cordova’s City Manager. In this role, Cyrus oversees all aspects of the City’s functions, including operations, finances and City staff.

Cyrus previously served as the Interim City Manager, the City’s Public Works Director, and the Chief Building Official. He has nearly 30 years of experience in civil engineering, public works administration, and business management. An employee since the City incorporated on July 1, 2003, Cyrus is committed to continuing to grow Rancho Cordova into a vibrant and thriving community.

Cyrus is a registered Professional Engineer and a licensed Land Surveyor and Professional Traffic Operations Engineer. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. He is also a graduate of the University of California Davis Executive Program and the Harvard Kennedy School Senior Executives and Local Government Program. He currently serves on the Folsom Lake College Foundation Board of Directors.

  • Favorite place in Rancho Cordova: Bike riding along the beautiful and scenic American River Parkway
  • Hobbies: Biking, hiking and gardening
  • Favorite quote: "There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living." – Nelson Mandela

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