Register Today for the MMANC 66th Annual Conference

MMANC annual conference

The Municipal Management Association of Northern California (MMANC) is proud to present the 66th Annual 2016 Annual Conference, to be held October 10-12, 2016 in Monterey, CA at the Marriott Monterey. The theme for this year’s event is Leading with Intention. The conference will feature the following sessions: Change Management, Navigating a Master Plan, Participatory Budgeting, […]

ICMA Coaching Program Update

Register now for best practices in career development at all levels Sign up yourself and your team for the free ICMA Coaching Program webinars to boost your career and talent development throughout your organization. Click on the registration links or go to http://icma.org/coachingwebinars. Here are the remaining webinars for calendar 2016. Successful Supervision and Leadership […]

Career Compass No. 50: Storytelling–A Powerful Way to Lead and Communicate

June 1, 2016 I’m a traffic engineer in a small midwestern city. I just had a difficult experience presenting a mobility safety plan to my city council. I did a lot of research on best practices to better protect pedestrians and bicyclists along a fairly busy street, while still maintaining reasonable traffic flow. As part […]

Winter Forum Draws Packed Audience in Foster City

The 2016 MMANC Winter Forum drew a packed audience to the Foster City Recreation Center on Wednesday, February 24, with over 120 registrants amassing new ways to “Collaborate Across Communities.” The day’s agenda featured two CGL-certified courses – Leading with Emotional Intelligence  and Managing Human and Fiscal Resources – as well as sessions on The […]

How the Credentialed Government Leader (CGL) Program Can Advance Your Career

  When I talk to my colleagues, I sometimes get asked what is the most valuable training I have taken. I have to say hands down the most valuable has been the Credentialed Government Leader Program through MMANC. With the Winter Forum coming up at the end of February which offers two great CGL courses, […]

2016 Winter Forum: Collaborating Across Communities

This year’s annual event is focused on Collaborating Across Communities, and will feature sessions on Emotional Intelligence*,  Managing Human and Fiscal Resources*, Creative Problem Solving, and a behind the scenes look at “the Big Event” (the Super Bowl). *Indicates Certified Government Leader (CGL) approved courses The event will take place in Foster City, on Thursday, […]

MMANC Event on Creating Sustainable Communities: How local and regional governments are combatting climate change

Governor Brown’s participation in the recent United Nations conference on climate change in Paris highlighted California as a leader in climate change and sustainability efforts. A recent op-ed in the Sacramento Bee from Chris McKenzie, Executive Director of the League of California Cities and Matt Cate, Executive Director of the California State Association of Counties […]

MMANC Podcast: All About CGL

Former city manager Greg Larson (Los Gatos and Milpitas) sits down with International City/County Management Association (ICMA) State Liaison and former city manager Dave Mora (Salinas) to talk about the Credentialed Government Leader (CGL) Program. The CGL Program is a unique credentialing program supported by ICMA, the Municipal Management Association of Northern California (MMANC) and […]

Bondtacular Event is Spectacular

On November 19, 2015 MMANC (Region 1) organized an event called “BONDTACULAR, Sustainable Future with Bonds” which was hosted by the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, the City of Mountain View and Stifel. Stifel provided an expert overview on many technical themes from financing options available to fund infrastructure to the intricacies of the municipal […]

The Value of MMANC: An Interview with Assistant City Manager Maria Hurtado

Ms. Maria Hurtado was appointed Assistant City Manager for the City of Oxnard, California in May 2015.  Ms. Hurtado was previously the Assistant City Manager in Tracy, California  serving as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) responsible for special projects and the daily operations of four operating departments: Development Services and Economic Development, Fire, Parks and Community […]