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 […]

Investing in the Future for California’s Central Valley

The next economy of the San Joaquin Valley inched forward this year as the recovery continued its upward trend. There are two factors that will help sustain the economic and social vitality in the Valley; education and transportation. A workforce exists, and will continue to expand as demand for skilled labor increases, encouraging higher paid […]

Walkable City and the Millennial: Introducing the New MMANC Book Club

  Housing and community are hot topics in the media today for good reasons. Have you seen the price of housing and rent in urban areas rise in recent years? The price of housing has led to new development further and further away from our work. I’ve seen it and experience it first-hand.  I’ve seen […]

Sometimes “The Happiest Place on Earth” Can Get “Grumpy”: A Reflection on Customer Service

The Happiest Place on Earth

ORIGINAL CONTENT   Last month my family and I spent a few days at “The Happiest Place on Earth.” By nearly every account, Disneyland was just that. Our time was filled with cheerful celebration, wild imagination, and endless entertainment. My parents traveled with my husband and me, along with our two daughters. My eldest daughter, […]