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 […]

Exploring the Remote Work Model Has Amazing Possibilities

Exploring the Remote Work Model Has Amazing Possibilities From my perspective, remote work is still a relatively new model in local government but, the concept is one with great possibilities both for permanent and temporary jobs. When I was with the City of Santa Cruz, I participated in the telework pilot in 2013-14, working at […]

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 […]

MMANC Podcast: Joanne Bond on Emotional Intelligence

Eric Zetz, Program Manager for the City of Clovis and Municipal Management Association of Northern California (MMANC) Board Member, meets with Joanne Bond to discuss her presentation on emotional intelligence. The interview was conducted in person on February 24, 2016 at the Winter Forum in Foster City, California.  

MMANC Podcast: ICMA’s Pat Martel on Leadership, City Management and Karaoke

Municipal Management Association of Northern California (MMANC) President and City of Sacramento Community Development Director Ryan DeVore sits down with International City/County Management Association (ICMA) President and Daly City City Manager Pat Martel to discuss leadership, city management, karaoke and Pat’s journey.  The interview was conducted in person on October 15, 2015 at the 65th […]

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 […]

Fiscal Literacy for Everyone on the Government Ladder

Imagine a small child tugging on his mother’s arm in a department store. The child is asking if he can buy the toy clutched in his hand. When the mother denies the child’s request, the child questions why. If the mother chooses to provide a response, she will likely say the toy is priced too […]

Beyond Raising the Rainbow Flag: Opportunities for Municipalities to Build Capacity Around Diversity and Inclusion

  Rainbow flags flew high in front of city halls across California for the month of June in honor of pride month. This act of acknowledgment and solidarity is comforting to the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer (LGBTQ) community and particularly welcoming for LGBTQ municipal employees. However, year-round acceptance and support for employees within the […]