Register Today for the MMANC 66th Annual Conference

MMANC annual conference

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, […]

How the Credentialed Government Leader (CGL) Program Can Advance Your Career

  When I talk to my colleagues, I sometimes get asked what is the most valuable training I have taken. I have to say hands down the most valuable has been the Credentialed Government Leader Program through MMANC. With the Winter Forum coming up at the end of February which offers two great CGL courses, […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Value of MMANC: An Interview with Principal Management Analyst Molly Rattigan

Molly Rattigan has been working in local government positions for nearly 10 years. Molly earned her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Sonoma State University and her Masters in Public Policy and Administration from California State University, Sacramento.  Molly currently works for the County of Napa as a Principal Management Analyst. We recently had the […]

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 […]

Navigating Through the Fog: A Naval Officer’s Lessons on Leading Teams

  A viscous fog engulfed us as the ship slowly settled on its course into San Diego Harbor. As the Navigator, it was my duty to ensure the safe navigation of our ship by giving the Officer of the Deck (OOD) course and speed recommendations.  The visual landmarks on which we usually depended were completely […]

Workshop on Team Leadership Set for Santa Rosa on July 16

Being a leader, especially in local government, is not easy. As many agency decisions are based on group-decision making, it is crucial that effective leaders develop the skills needed to manage a team. Join Municipal Management Association of Northern California (MMANC)’s Region 2 as they host this session on Team Leadership!  It will be held […]