Manager In Residence Profiles

A current index of managers participaitng in the Cal-ICMA Manager In Residence program.

Index and profiles of participants in the Manager In Residence Program:

TABLE #1

  • Richard Ambrose
  • Frank Benest
  • Patrick Blacklock
  • Gary Brown
  • George Caravalho
  • Jim Colangelo
  • Rick Cole
  • Anthony Constantouros
  • Anton Dahlerbruch
  • Fran David
  • David Edge
  • Ed Everett
  • John Goss
  • Rod Gould

TABLE #2

  • Steven Hallam
  • Gerald Johnson
  • Tammy Letourneau
  • Nadine Levin
  • Bryan Montgomery
  • Richard Oakley
  • Michael Paules
  • Paul Philips
  • Jennifer Phillips
  • Gary Pokorny
  • Toby Ross
  • Ray Silver
  • Ed Tewes
  • John F. Wager, Jr. (Jake)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MANAGER

PROFILE

Richard Ambrose

 

City Manager
Organization: City of Dublin
Mailing Address: 11705 Murietta Court, Dublin, California 94568
Email: Richard.Ambrose@comcast.net
Phone: Work (925) 833-6650 Home (925) 829-1906
Fax: Work (925) 833-6651
Number of years in local government: 34

Additional Background Information
Degrees held:
Degree: MPA
Institution: California State University Los Angeles
City / State: Los Angeles, CA
Year Completed: 1975

Degree: Bachelors Degree Political Science
Institution: UCLA
City / State: Los Angeles, CA
Year Completed: 1972

Degree: Associate of Arts Degree
Institution: Los Angeles Valley College
City / State: Van Nuys, CA
Year Completed: 1970

Work History:
Position title: City Manager
Organization: City of Dublin
City / State: Dublin, CA
Start / End dates: May 1982 to Present

Position title: Assistant City Manager
Organization: City of La Canada Flintridge
City / State: La Canada Flintridge, CA
Start / End dates: April 1979 to May 1982

Position title: Administrative Aide/ Admin.
Assistant to the City Manager
Organization: City of Milpitas
City / State: Milpitas, CA
Start / End dates: November 1975 to July 1977 and July 1977 to April 1979

Internship Experience in Glendale, CA and
Milpitas, CA between October 1973 and
March 1975 and March 1975 to November 1975

What, if any, teaching experience do you have?
Although I have not taught in a University setting I have facilitated and trained staff in Management Retreats during my tenure with the City of Dublin. I have spoken to service clubs and other community groups. I have also taught classes with a set curriculum and trained groups within the LDS Church for many years.

What are some areas of expertise or topics that you would like to address during in-class presentations?

  • Infrastructure Planning and Financing
  • Budgeting/Municipal Finance
  • Managing Land Use Planning in a Fast Growing City Council
  • Manager Relationships
  • Strategic Planning 

Frank Benest

ICMA Senior Advisor - Next Generation Initiatives
Organization: ICMA
Mailing Address: 2257 Bryant Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Email: frank@frankbenest.com
Phone: (650) 444-6261
Fax: (650) 329-2696

Number of years in local government: 36

Additional Background Information
Degrees held:
Degree: PhD in Education
Institution: Brigham Young University
City/ State: Provo, Utah
Year Completed: 1982

Degree: MPA
Institution: California State University, Long Beach
City / State: Long Beach, CA
Year Completed: 1978

Degree: BA
Institution: Yale University
City / State: New Haven, CT
Year Completed: 1972

Work History:
Position title: City Manager
Organization: City of Palo Alto
City / State: Palo Alto, CA
Start / End dates: 2000 – 2008

Position title: City Manager
Organization: City of Brea
City / State: Brea, CA
Start / End dates: 1989 – 2000

Position title: City Manager
Organization: City of Colton
City / State: Colton, CA
Start / End dates: 1987 – 1989

What, if any, teaching experience do you have?
I have taught public administration, urban studies, human services and leisure studies at both the graduate and undergraduate levels at the following universities: Stanford, USC, University of La Verne, California State Universities at Fullerton, Northridge, Long Beach, Dominguez Hills, Pomona, San Jose and Wichita State University.

What are some areas of expertise or topics that you would like to address during in-class presentations?

  • Leadership development / succession planning
  • Marketing
  • Entrepreneurial government
  • Public / private partnerships
  • Innovation
  • Civic engagement
  • Learning organizations
  • Rightsizing and confronting budget cutbacks
  • Employee engagement
  • Regional leadership and collaboration
  • Local government careers

Patrick Blacklock

 

 

 

County Administrator

Organization: Yolo County
Mailing Address: 625 Court Street, Woodland, CA 95695
Email: pblacklock@yolocounty.org
Phone: 530-666-8150
Fax: 530-668-4029
Number of years in local government: 9

Additional background information:
Degrees held:
Degree: Bachelor of Science, Agricultural and Managerial Economics
Institution: UC Davis
City/ State: Davis, CA
Year Completed: 1995

Degree: Master of Agriculture and Management
Institution: UC Davis
City / State: Davis, CA
Year Completed: 1997

Work History:
Position title: County Administrator
Organization: Yolo County
City / State: Woodland, CA
Start / End dates: January 2010-Present

Position title: Assistant City Manager
Organization: City of Elk Grove
City / State: Elk Grove, CA
Start / End dates: October 2008-January 2010

Position title: Dean, Careers and Technology
Organization: Cosumnes River College
City / State: Sacramento, CA
Start / End dates: March 2007-October 2008

Position title: County Administrative Officer
Organization: Amador County
City / State: Jackson, CA
Start / End dates: May 2001-March 2007

 

What, if any, teaching experience do you have?

I taught as a graduate level teaching assistant at UC Davis from 1995 to 1997.  Early in my professional career I guest lectured at UC Davis in agricultural related fields.  Most recently, I guest lectured in local government related coursework at Cosumnes River College. 

What are some areas of expertise or topics that you would like to address during in-class presentations?

My interest is discussing how organizational leadership principles are applied in a practical setting.  I use case studies involving ethics, innovation, and communication to identify how core guiding philosophies can successfully guide day to day organizational leadership and decision making.

 Gary Brown

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City Manager          
Organization: City of Imperial Beach
Mailing Address: 825 Imperial Beach Blvd. Imperial Beach, CA 91932
Email: gbrown@cityofib.org
Phone: 619-423-0314
Fax: 619-628-1395
Number of years in local government: 34

Additional background information:
Degrees held:

Degree: MBA Emphasis in Finance
Institution: Wake Forest University
City/ State: Winston-Salem, NC
Year Completed: 1976

Degree: BA with Honors
Institution: University of Florida
City / State: Gainesville, FL
Year Completed: 1968

Work History:
Position title: Director of Development
Organization: Remediation Financial, Inc.
City / State: Phoenix, AZ
Start / End dates: 8/2000 to 11/2003

Position title: Asst. City Manager and City Manager
Organization: City of Tempe
City / State: Tempe, AZ
Start / End dates: 11/1988 to 6/2000

Position title: Community Development Director/ Acting Asst. City Manager
Organization: City of Lakewood
City / State: Lakewood, CO
Start / End dates: 10/1984 to 11/1988

Position title: Community Development Coordinator/ Community Development Director
Organization: City of Winston-Salem, NC
City / State: Winston-Salem, NC
Start / End dates: 9/1976 to 10/1984

Position title: Evaluation Director
Organization: City of Winston-Salem, NC
City / State: Winston-Salem, NC
Start / End dates: 6/1972 to 9/1976

What, if any, teaching experience do you have?
Occasionally spoke to classes at Arizona State University and the University of North Carolina.

What are some areas of expertise or topics that you would like to address during in-class presentations?

  • The joys and agonies of city management
  • Manager/City Council Relations
  • Economic Development
  • Ethics
  • Mistakes I’ve made and failures I’ve had
  • Managing major sports events – Super Bowl and Fiesta Bowl
  • The roles of Assistant City Manager and City Manager
  • Media Relations
  • Managing Police and Fire Chiefs
  • Building Community Relations
  • Career Planning
  • Tasks of Management
  • Budgeting/cut back management

George Caravalho

 

Retired City Manager (2007)
Organizations: Riverside, Santa Clarita, Bakersfield, San Clemente, California
Mailing Address: 125 Calle Del Pacifico, San Clemente, California 92672
Email: georgecaravalho@gmail.com
Phone: (949) 280-9819
Fax: (949) 498-8011
Number of years in local government: 35 years

Additional Background Information
Degrees held:
Degree: MA in Political Science
Institution: San Jose State University
City / State: San Jose, CA
Year Completed: 1971

Degree: BA in Sociology
Institution: San Jose State University
City / State: San Jose, CA
Year Completed: 1965
I also attended continuing education programs at Yale University in the
Summer of 1973; a one-week executive program, put on by the League of California Cities, in 1987; and the Senior Executive Program at Harvard University, in the summer of 1997.

Work History:
Position title: City Manager
Organization: City of Riverside
City / State: Riverside, CA
Start / End dates: May 2002 – September 2004

Position title: City Manager
Organization: City of Santa Clarita
City / State: Santa Clarita, CA
Start / End dates: May 1988 – April 2002

Position title: City Manager
Organization: City of Bakersfield
City / State: Bakersfield, CA
Start / End dates: July 1984 – January 1988

Position title: City Manager
Organization: City of San Clemente
City / State: San Clemente, CA
Start / End dates: January 1980 – June 1984

What, if any, teaching experience do you have?
California State University, Northridge 1992 – 2002
Graduate level, subjects in Strategic Management and Organizational Leadership.

California State University, Bakersfield 1987
Undergraduate - Organizational Development

College of Notre Dame 1976 – 1979
Organizational Development and Finance

What are some areas of expertise or topics that you would like to address during in-class presentations?
I am comfortable teaching the following subjects:

  • Organizational Leadership
  • Strategic Management
  • Organizational Development and Employee Motivation
  • Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response
  • Budget Preparation – Operating and Capital Budgets.
  • Early Management Theory
  • Intro to Public Administration

Jim Colangelo

City Manager
Organization: City of Pacific Grove
Mailing Address: 300 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove, Ca 93950
Email: jcolangelo@ci.pg.ca.us 
Phone: (831) 648-3176
Fax: (831) 648-3179
Number of years in local government: 27

Additional Background Information
Degrees held:
Degree: Bachelor of Science, Public Affairs
Institution: University of Southern California
City/ State: Los Angeles, CA
Year Completed: 1981

Work History:
Position title: City Manager
Organization: City of Pacific Grove
City / State: Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Start / End dates: July 2005-present

Position title: Chief Assistant County Administrative Officer
Organization: County of Monterey
City / State: Salinas, CA
Start / End dates: January 2003-June 2005

Position title: Assistant County Administrative Officer
Organization: County of Monterey
City / State: Salinas, CA
Start / End dates: November 1999-December 2002

What, if any, teaching experience do you have?
I have taught classes at Monterey County’s Leadership Institute on the following topics:

  • Change Management
  • Leadership Principles
  • Organizational Effectiveness
  • Governance Roles
  • Public Participation

What are some areas of expertise or topics that you would like to address during in-class presentations?

  • Public Participation in Policy Development - How and when to effectively involve the public in developing public policy
  • Governance Roles – Understanding the roles of elected officials and staff
  • Fiscal Constraints – How to match finite resources with unlimited expectations

Rick Cole

 

City Manager
Organization: City of Ventura
Mailing Address: 501 Poli, Ventura, CA 93001
Email: rcole@ci.ventura.ca.us 
Phone: 805 654-7740
Number of years in local government: 25

Additional Background Information:
Degrees held:
Degree: MS
Institution: Columbia University, School of Journalism
City/ State: NY, NY
Year Completed: 1979

Degree: AB
Institution: Occidental College
City / State: LA, CA
Year Completed: 1978

Work History:
Position title: City Manager
Organization: City of Ventura
City / State: Ventura, CA
Start / End dates: 2004-present

Position title: City Manager
Organization: City of Azusa
City / State: Azusa, CA
Start / End dates: 1998 -- 2004

Position title: So. Calif. Dir.
Organization: Local Government Commission
City / State: Sacramento, CA
Start / End dates: 1995 – 1998

Position title: Mayor, Vice Mayor and Councilmember
Organization: City of Pasadena
City / State: Pasadena, CA
Start / End dates: 1983 – 1995

What, if any, teaching experience do you have?
I’ve taught U.S. Government as an adjunct professor at Pasadena City College and a graduate course as an adjunct professor at Fuller Theological Seminary. I also currently teach the “Creativity” all-day course segment of the Leadership Academy for San Gabriel Cities through Cal Poly Pomona Extension. I’ve been a campus and/or course guest speaker at Cal Tech, USC, UCLA, Ventura College, Azusa Pacific University, UC Santa Barbara and Cal Lutheran.

I’ve also spoken at more than 500 professional and public conferences, seminars and workshops.

What are some areas of expertise or topics that you would like to address during in-class presentations?

  • Smart growth - integrating land use and transportation to reduce sprawl and promote mixed-use, transit-oriented developmen
  • Sustainability – local action on climate change and environmental stewardship in the broader context of a prosperous economy and social equity
  • Accountability – measuring performance for greater transparency and productivity in the public sector
  • Public Service – the opportunities for fulfilling careers and enriching volunteer participation in local government

Anthony Constantouros

City Manager
Organization: Town of Hillsborough
Mailing Address: 1600 Floribunda Avenue, Hillsborough, CA 94010
Email: aconstantouros@hillsborough.net
Phone: (650) 375-7404
Fax: (650) 375-7475
Number of years in local government: 34

Additional Background Information:
Degrees held:
Degree: M.B.A.
Institution: University of San Francisco
City/ State: San Francisco, California
Year Completed: 1974

Degree: B.S.
Institution: University of California
City / State: Berkeley, California
Year Completed: 1970

Work History:
Position title: City Manager
Organization: Town of Hillsborough
City / State: Hillsborough, California
Start / End dates: 1994 to present

Position title: Assistant City Manager
Organization: City of Milpitas
City / State: Milpitas, California
Start / End dates: 1986-1994

Position title: Personnel Director/Senior Analyst
Organization: City of Mountain View
City / State: Mountain View, California
Start / End dates: 1980-1986

What, if any, teaching experience do you have?
ADJUNCT PROFESSOR
Golden Gate University, San Francisco
Graduate School of Public Administration
Graduate School of Management
Sept. 1982 to present

Instructed over 40 MBA, MPA, and Executive MBA courses in Management Case Analysis, Team Dynamics, Business Ethics, Organizational Development, and Human Resources; received several commendations.

Lecturer at:
Foothill College, Mission College, Diablo Valley College
California Fire Academy
January 1980-December 1986

Instructed a variety of managerial courses.

What are some areas of expertise or topics that you would like to address during in-class presentations?

  • A day in the life of a City Manager
  • Job satisfaction & self-discovery
  • Working at your highest level
  • The impact of accomplishments
  • Teaching & Managing
  • The best local government
  • The dark side of politics
  • Leaving a legacy
  • Private sector vs. public sector
  • Managing family & career

Anton Dahlerbruch

City Manager
Organization: City of Rolling Hills
Mailing Address: 2 Portuguese Bend Road, Rolling Hills, CA 90274
Email: adahlerbruch@cityofrh.net
Phone: (310) 377-1521
Fax: (310) 377-7288
Number of years in local government: 23

Additional Background Information
Degrees held:
Degree: MPA
Institution: The American University
City/ State: Washington, DC
Year Completed: 1985

Degree: Bachelor’s in Political Science
Institution: University of California
City / State: Santa Barbara, CA
Year Completed: 1983

Work History:
Position title: City Manager
Organization: City of Rolling Hills
City / State: Rolling Hills, CA
Start / End dates: January 2007-present

Position titles: Deputy City Manager, General Services Director, Budget & Audit Manager, Executive Assistant, Management Analyst
Organization: City of Beverly Hills
City / State: Beverly Hills, CA
Start / End dates: February 1990-January 2007

Position titles: Management & Budget Analyst, Administrative Manager, Administrative Assistant
Organization: City of Scottsdale
City / State: Scottsdale, AZ
Start / End dates: March 1986–February 1990

Position title: Management Intern
Organization: City of Phoenix
City / State: Phoenix, AZ
Start / End dates: July 1985–March 1986

What, if any, teaching experience do you have?
I do not have teaching experience.

What are some areas of expertise or topics that you would like to address during in-class presentations?

  • Experiences in organizational processes (e.g., budget process, team building, etc.)
  • So what does it mean to be a City Manager and why should I be one?
  • Is the “Green Book” for real; is that really the job?
  • Ethical Challenges
  • Career options for advancement in local government; how to get where you are going
  • Coaching topics (e.g., life balances, career development, networking, communications, important skill sets, role in administration vs policy development, etc.)

Fran David

Assistant City Manager
Organization: City of Hayward
Mailing Address: 777 B Street, Hayward CA 94541
Email: Fran.david@hayward-ca.gov
Phone: (510) 583-4302
Fax: (510) 583-3601
Number of years in local government: Just short of 30

Additional Background Information:
Degrees held:
Degree: MBA - Management
Institution: Golden Gate University
City/ State: San Francisco, CA
Year Completed: 1988

Degree: BS - Urban Ecology
Institution: California State University East Bay at Hayward
City / State: Hayward, CA
Year Completed: 1971

Work History:
Position title: Assistant City Manager
Organization: City of Hayward
City / State: Hayward, CA
Start / End dates: 9/2006-present

Position title: Acting City Manager
Organization: City of Hayward
City / State: Hayward, CA
Start / End dates: 7/07–10/1/07

Position title: Director of Finance
Organization: City of Berkeley CA
City / State: Berkeley, CA
Start / End dates: 1996–9/2006

Position title: Chief of Staff
Organization: City of Oakland
City / State: Oakland, CA
Start / End dates: 1994 – 1996

Position title: Assistant to the City Manager
Organization: City of Berkeley
City / State: Berkeley, CA
Start / End dates: 1993–1996

Position title: Various private sector and volunteer activities Organization: Own consulting firm in Oakland; national Project Manager for D.C. environmental consulting firm; various technology/retail enterprises in Oakland; COO for manufacturing firm in Oakland City / State: Oakland, CA
Start / End dates: 1981–1993

Position title: Assistant City Manager
Organization: City of Daly City
City / State: Daly City, CA
Start / End dates: 1979-1981

Position title: County Deputy Agency Director
Organization: San Mateo County
City / State: Redwood City, CA
Start / End dates: 1975–1979

Position title: Model Cities Program Manager
Organization: City of Pittsburg
City / State: Pittsburg, CA
Start / End dates: 1971–1979

Position title: Peace Corps Volunteer
Organization: United States Peace Corps
City / State: Barranquilla, Colombia, South America
Start / End dates: 1967–1963

What, if any, teaching experience do you have?
I have been graduate assistant in college-level science classes (labs, primarily); guest lecturer in college classes in government and government-related courses; mentored and coached in formal Leadership Development programs; and taught in-service classes in government finance, internal controls for managers, and related topics. These have involved lesson planning and development as well as reviewing and grading student’s work product. I was instrumental in developing and forming the Leadership Development program in the City of Berkeley, which involved evaluation of college courses and programs, as well as student assessment processes and tools.

David Edge

County Administrative Officer
Organization: San Luis Obispo County
Mailing Address:
Room D 430, County Government Center, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408
Email: dedge@co.slo.ca.us 
Phone: (805) 781-5011
Fax: (805) 781-5023
Number of years in local government: 30

Additional Background Information
Degrees held:
Degree: BA
Institution: University of Nottingham
City/ State: Nottingham, England
Year Completed: 1973

Degree: MA
Institution: University of Kent
City / State: Canterbury, England
Year Completed: 1975

Degree: PhD
Institution: University of Kent
City / State: Canterbury, England
Year Completed: 1978

Work History:
Position title: Management Services Officer
Organization: London Borough of Ealing
City / State: London, England
Start/End dates: 1978-1980

Position title: Admin Analyst/Assistant CAO
Organization: Kings County
City / State: Hanford, CA
Start/End dates: 1981-1989

Position title: County Administrative Officer
Organization: San Benito County
City / State: Hollister, CA
Start / End dates: 1989-1998

Position title: County Administrative Officer
Organization: San Luis Obispo County
City / State: San Luis Obispo, CA
Start / End dates: 1998–present

What, if any, teaching experience do you have?
Very limited in formal classroom setting; I haven’t overseen courses anywhere. I have guest lectured for Golden Gate University and Cal Poly SLO public admin classes. I’ve presented for the Osher Life Long learning Institute classes and made presentations in formal SLO Employee University classes. And, like most of us I suspect, I have made innumerable presentations to service clubs and groups of residents and professional conferences on a wide variety of public business and/or management issues.

What are some areas of expertise or topics that you would like to address during in-class presentations?
Based on the number of years I’ve been in the business I can offer input on county government in general as desired! But the topics I find of greatest interest in conversation are:

  • The challenge of public alienation from government in the US
  • Revenue/expense challenges for local government
  • Performance measurement and management in the public sector
  • Using a Balanced Scorecard approach to address performance expectations
  • Organizational leadership challenges in local government

Ed Everett

Retired City Manager of Redwood City
Organization: Presently associated with Common Sense California and doing consulting in the areas of Community Building and Civic Engagement
Mailing Address: 50 Horgan Ave Unit #18
Redwood City CA 94061
Email: everetted@comcast.net
Phone: Home (650) 216-6595 Cell (650) 868-0854
Number of years in local government: 34 years (24 years as a city manager)

Additional Background Information
Degrees held:
Degree: BA
Institution: University of California-Davis
City/ State: Davis, CA
Year Completed: 1966

Degree: MPA
Institution: Princeton University
City / State: Princeton, NJ
Year Completed: 1973

Work History:
Position title: City Manager
Organization: Redwood City
City / State: Redwood City, CA
Start / End dates: December 1991-November 2007

Position title: City Manager
Organization: Belmont
City / State: Belmont, CA
Start / End dates: 1984-1991

Position title: Asst County Manager
Organization: Washoe County
City / State: Reno NV
Start / End dates: 1978-1984

What, if any, teaching experience do you have?
I co-taught several courses at Stanford University with George Sipel who was the lead adjunct professor. I have been a guest instructor for several professors who were teaching. San Jose State, Stanford Univ, Notre Dame

What are some areas of expertise or topics that you would like to address during in-class presentations?
I would be most interested in teaching about Community Building and Civic Engagement as I am passionate about both of these. I have a vast experience in an array of possible topics from Leadership/Management, Local Government structures, Strategic Planning, Budgeting, etc. My style is to be very direct and challenge the students to think vs just lecture at them. I use humor and tend to think differently than many city managers.

John Goss

Retired City and County Manager; part-time consultant
Organization: Ralph Andersen & Associates
Mailing Address: 11382 Provencal Place, San Diego, CA 92128;
5017 Signal Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130
Email: John@ralphandersen.com
Phone: Cell (858) 829-9788
Fax: (916) 630-4911 (RAA)
Number of Years in Local Government: 45

Additional Background Information
Degrees held:
Degree: BA, Political Economy
Institution: Fresno State College (Now University)
City/State: Fresno, CA
Year Completed: 1960

Degree: MPA
Institution: University of Southern California
City/State: Los Angeles, CA
Year Completed: 1964

Work History:
Position Title: Senior Associate
Organization: Ralph Andersen & Associates
City/State: Rocklin, CA
Start/End Dates: 2004–Present

Position Title: Assistant County Administrator (also Interim Planning Director)
Organization: County of San Bernardino
City/State: San Bernardino, CA
Start/End Dates: 1999–2004

Position Title: City Manager
Organization: City of Chula Vista, CA
City/State: Chula Vista, CA
Start/End Dates: 1983–1998

Position Title: General Services Director
Organization: City of Oakland, CA
City/State: Oakland, CA
Start/End Dates: 1980-1983

Position Title: City Manager
Organization: City of Alameda, CA
City/State: Alameda, CA
Start/End Dates: 1973–1980

Position Title: Assistant City Manager
Organization: City of Alameda, CA
City/State: Alameda, CA
Start/End Dates: 1968–1973

Also, in the early years, served in the positions of Administrative Intern (City of Phoenix), Administrative Analyst (City of San Diego) and Assistant to the City Manager (City of Fremont)

What, if any, teaching experience do you have?
I taught an annual graduate level seminar on municipal management (PA 620) at San Diego State for 11 years (approximately 1987 – 1997).

What are some areas of experience or topics that you would like to address during in-class presentations?
After all of these years, I have the background to discuss any city or county issue that the Professor would want discussed. I am particularly interested in what makes local government organizations work, including theories of organizational management. I also have significant background on how to piece local government organizations together, both from a direct service, operational perspective, as well as from a LAFCO perspective. Also, those who are interested in water conservation might be interested in a project I prepared for San Bernardino County that created a Desert Groundwater Preservation Ordinance for unadjudicated aquifers in San Bernardino’s expansive deserts. However, I have had three “career” projects that might be of interest:

  • Planning and implementation of the Otay Ranch Project. This is a 34 square mile project that began while I was City Manager of Chula Vista, that resulted (after 7 years of planning) in a master plan for 24,000 dwelling units, with supporting commercial and industrial development. This was based on the principles of smart growth (late ‘80s) before that term was coined.
  • Annexation of the “Montgomery Area.” At the time (1986) this was largest inhabited annexation in state history (24,000 people/four square miles).
  • Overseeing San Bernardino County’s response to the 2003 wildfires (Grand Prix and Old Fires). The results of this response are summarized in an article I wrote for Public Management, March 2004 issue. The planning and the resulting organization that prepared San Bernardino County for these fires (MAST, Mountain Area Safety Task Force) has become a national model for other agencies which need to prepare and plan for large wildfires.

Rod Gould

City Manager
Organization: City of Poway
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 789, Poway, CA 92074-0789
Email: rgould@ci.poway.ca.us
Phone: (858) 668-4501
Fax: (858) 668-1205
Number of years in local government: 22

Additional Background Information
Degrees held:
Degree: MPA
Institution: Harvard University
City/ State: Cambridge, MA
Year Completed: 1985

Degree: EdM
Institution: Harvard University
City / State: Cambridge, MA
Year Completed: 1982

Degree: BA Economics-Political Science
Institution: Yale University
City / State: New Haven, CT
Year Completed: 1979

Work History:
Position title: City Manager
Organization: City of Poway
City / State: Poway, CA
Start / End dates: January 2006–present

Position title: City Manager
Organization: City of San Rafael
City / State: San Rafael, CA
Start / End dates: 1996-2005

Position title: City Manager
Organization: City of Monrovia
City / State: Monrovia, CA
Start / End dates: 1991-1996

What, if any, teaching experience do you have?
Seven semesters teaching as adjunct professor in MPA programs at Cal State,
Long Beach and San Francisco State University
Executive in Residence, University of California, Berkeley, May 2000, Certified Trainer
Stone and Youngberg Fellow

What are some areas of expertise or topics that you would like to address during in-class presentations?

  • Contemporary Urban Issues
  • Municipal Finance and Budgeting
  • Advanced Community Policing and Problem Solving
  • Economic Development and Redevelopment
  • Sustainable Growth and Climate Protection
  • Managing Diverse Communities
  • City Management Issues in the 21st Century

 

   
   
   
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