With over 160,000 residents, Hayward is the sixth largest city in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is centrally located 14 miles south of Oakland, 25 miles southeast of San Francisco, and 26 miles north of San Jose. This location makes the city a transportation hub with an extensive network of freeways, bus lines, two BART stations, an Amtrak station, and the Hayward Executive Airport. According to the 2010 census, Hayward is the second most ethnically-diverse community in California, which is apparent in its rich cultural events and diverse local businesses. The family-oriented community is home to Cal State East Bay University, Chabot Community College, a unique historic downtown, and some of the best weather in the bay area. Today, Hayward is on the cusp of yet another evolution, attracting major new investment and development activity. The City of Hayward is governed by a seven-member City Council and employs 800 full-time personnel. The organization is led by an energetic, service-oriented Executive Team eager to communicate the organization’s vision.