MMANC POSITION: Vice President
AGENCY NAME: City of Walnut Creek
POSITION WITH AGENCY: Assistant to the City Manager
DEPARTMENT: City Manager’s Office
TWITTER HANDLE: @carlaahansen
WHY I WANTED TO JOIN THE BOARD: To help build the pipeline of professional managers and women in local government and networking.
MMANC’S TOP TWO STRENGTHS ARE: 1) The people and 2) the programming.
MY MOST MEMORABLE MMANC EXPERIENCE (TO DATE) IS: Creating and delivering the beautiful baby that was the Women’s Leadership Summit 2016 with Jessica Deakyne, Membership Director, and the amazing Planning Committee.
MY WORK & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
MY AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Communications (internal and external), Parking Management, Legislative Analysis, Land Use and Planning, Budgeting, Risk Management, Winging it and Multi-Tasking.
MY DREAM JOB DUTIES WOULD INCLUDE: Engaging and educating the public on how valuable and effective their voices are to making a difference in their communities.
WHAT KEEPS ME EXCITED ABOUT WORKING IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT IS: The people who serve and the people we serve.
THE EVENT OR PERSON THAT INSPIRED ME TO WORK IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Fran David, Former City Manager of Hayward spoke to my Local Planning and Management class at Mills College MPP program.