By Ryan Hunter After years of work untangling government bureaucracy, we at the City Performance Lean Program have a secret to share: the most lasting change comes not from a software implementation or a strategic plan, but from engaging employees to improve the nitty-gritty, on-the-ground, day-to-day work. City Performance, a division of the San Francisco […]
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, […]
San Mateo County Human Resources Director Donna Vaillancourt discusses the importance of resource management following her presentation at the Municipal Management Association of Northern California (MMANC)’s Winter Forum in February 2016. Donna was interviewed by Marissa King, Region Co-Chair for MMANC and member of San Mateo County’s Human Resources team.
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 […]
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.
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, […]
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 housing crisis is no secret and no joke. In the Bay Area, low inventory means rents and home prices are astronomical, but not everyone is living on a Google salary and can afford them. This pushes more people to outlying communities, forcing them to commute on clogged highways, increasing pollution and decreasing quality […]
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 […]
Everyone likes someone with a personality. The same is true of government agencies, and there’s no better place for an agency to establish a strong personality, a “voice,” than on social media. [pullquote align=”left” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]But to use it effectively, agencies need to build their reach and engage with their followers, […]