MMANC is “Municipal Management Association of Northern California” — a membership organization of local government management professionals located throughout the 49 counties of Northern California. MMANC was formed in 1950 to address the professional needs of public management staff. It is the oldest and one of the largest organizations of its kind in the nation.

MMANC is a volunteer-based organization that relies on local government management professionals to support its activities including the Annual Conference, Winter Forum, Women’s Leadership Summit, Summer Symposium and regional events.


  • To facilitate professional development in municipal management.
  • To enhance opportunities for professionals pursuing careers in public administration.
  • To establish a forum for the exchange of ideas, information, research, and experiences among those in municipal management.
  • To create a communications network between the administrator, academician, and others concerned with developing effective local government.
  • To provide input and policy recommendations to the League of California Cities, the International City/County Management Association, Institute for Local Government, Cal-ICMA and other recognized associations.

Currently, MMANC is divided into five regions, with co-chairs for each one in charge of coordinating networking and informational events. There are four signature events held annually: Annual Conference, Winter Forum, Women’s Leadership Summit and Summer Symposium.

MMANC’s Mission

Inspire, inform and connect local government leaders through the support of an engaged community.

MMANC’s Values

As defined by the 2016 Board of Directors.

  • Mentoring

  • Leadership

  • Exchange of Ideas

  • Accountability

  • Inspiration

  • Advancing the Profession

  • Resources

  • Support

  • Empowerment

  • Passion

  • Growth

  • Relationship Building

  • Encouragement

  • Quality Service Delivery to
    Communities We Serve

Learn more about our Board of Directors and various Committees. To get involved on the Board or a Committee, please contact the Board President or a Committee Chair.