How to Develop a Strong and Productive Mentor/Mentee Relationship

Two people climbing mountain ridge, one assisting another over the top ridge.

A mentor/mentee relationship can be immensely rewarding for both people. But how do you get to know each other, build trust, have productive meetings, and continue to have a beneficial, ongoing connection? Jennifer and Lydia met through MMANC’s Credentialed Government Leader program, where Jennifer was Lydia’s mentor. Together they created tips for mentors/ mentees to […]

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 […]

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 […]