MMANC Board Profile: Carla Hansen, Vice President

CarlaMMANC 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 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.


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