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 […]

Photos from the Sold-Out MMANC 65th Annual Conference

  255 attendees.  51 speakers.  33 hours of educational programming. 3 walking tours. 22 generous sponsors. 3 days in Sacramento.   65th Annual Event. Thanks to all attendees and fellow conference planning committee members for 1 great MMANC Annual Conference held October 14-16, 2015!   For more great photos, please visit Tripepi Smith & Associates’ incredible collection of […]

The Value of MMANC: An Interview with Community Development Director Ryan DeVore

Ryan has over 15 years of experience in both private practice and local government. His experience includes designing large structures, roads, and custom homes as a licensed professional engineer. He’s also managed his own small business, preparing plans for projects throughout Northern California. Ryan started with the City of Sacramento in 2004 as an Associate […]

My Journey through the Credentialed Government Leader Program

  In February 2014, I became one of the first graduates of the inaugural class of the Credentialed Government Leader (CGL) program.  When the CGL program was first announced, the idea of taking my career development into my own hands resonated with me, so I took a chance and signed up for the Program not […]

Networking for Introverts

I’m an introvert. Having just been awarded an ICMA-RC scholarship to the upcoming ICMA conference through MMANC’s Credentialed Government Leader program, I am both thrilled and terrified. In September, I’ll be headed to Seattle for five days of workshops and networking. Networking – yikes. Now, I know I’m not alone. According to Susan Cain in […]

Great Event at ‘The Grand’

This year’s Summer Signature Symposium Forum was a great success! Thanks to everyone who attended the event. Roughly 80 participants gathered in the City of Tracy at the Grand Theatre Center for Arts on Thursday, July 9, 2015. MMANC had a wonderful line-up of speakers, starting with the morning session from Dr. Frank Benest on […]