In honor of the association’s 71st anniversary, MMANC is celebrating the past presidents that brought MMANC to success all year long.
April is National Volunteer Month making it an apt time to highlight one of the hard working past presidents who have volunteered their time to advance our association: 2005 MMANC President, Eric Figueroa.
Eric was introduced to MMANC through a past boss of his who asked him to tag along for a Winter Forum in Oakland. Following the event, his boss encouraged him to join so he could learn from his peers at other agencies and gain a broader perspective of the local government world.
“How right he was,” Eric commented.
Like many of MMANC members, Eric has always felt dedicated to improving life for others, which led him to his career in public service. Eric previously served as the Assistant to the City Manager for the City of San Leandro, the Public Affairs Manager for the League of California Cities and the Assistant City Manager for the City of San Ramon. Currently, he serves as City Manager for the City of Martinez with great honor.
“MMANC is transformational,” Eric said. “Without MMANC I would never have built the relationships that propelled me to success in this profession. I would have never learned to lead in the government sector. And today as a City Manager, I would never have the friendships I have today that help me succeed. For 20 years, MMANC has been the rock of my local government career.”