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 […]

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 […]

The Value of MMANC: An Interview with City Manager Mark Prestwich

Mark Prestwich has been working in progressively responsible local government positions for nearly two decades and was appointed to his first City Manager position with the City of Nevada City in June 2014.  Mark earned his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from CSU, Fullerton and Masters in Public Policy & Administration from CSU, Long Beach.  […]

Come to the Capital: MMANC Annual Conference Registration Opens

Early-bird registration for the 2015 MMANC Annual Conference has opened!  The annual event draws over 250 local government professionals each year.  This year’s conference theme is “Creating Connections” and returns to the Embassy Suites – Sacramento Riverfront Promenade from Wednesday, October 14 through Friday, October 16. This year’s conference is jam-packed with engaging sessions, riveting […]

Yolo County Administrator to Headline Cal-ICMA Webinar on Strategic Planning

Second in the series of six complimentary webinars hosted by MMANC partner Cal-ICMA is a webinar on the topic of ‘Best Practices in Strategic Planning and Action’ to be held on April 1, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.  Yolo County Administrator Patrick Blacklock will be one of the featured presenters. The session is being co-hosted by Cal-ICMA and the […]

State Water Board Chair: ‘It’ll be up to Local Water Officials to Enforce Rules’

IN THE NEWS In a California Report interview with State Water Resources Control Board Chair Felicia Marcus, the powerful state agency head told KQED Science Reporter Craig Miller that tighter restrictions on water usage will be handed down to water agencies in light of a near-certain record-dry March.  Tighter restrictions mean tighter enforcement, with no […]