Cheers for Charity @ Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
Feb 22 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Friday, February 22, 2019
4:00 – 10:00 pm

Devil’s Canyon Brewing Company
935 Washington Street
San Carlos, CA 94070

Join us for an opportunity to Nosh & Network with your fellow local government professionals. This is a free admission event with live music and food trucks. Friends, families, kids and pets are welcomed. MMANC is the featured non-profit for the Devil’s Canyon Cheers! For Charity fundraiser. For every pint purchased, MMANC will receive a proceed of the sale which in turn will fund a giving back event to a local community.

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What Works Cities PopUp Training @ Historic Armory and PAL Building
Mar 13 @ 9:30 am – 9:45 am

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Historic Armory and PAL Building
100 Howard Street
Salinas, CA 93901
(next to Salinas City Hall)

The City of Salinas is hosting two What Works Cities PopUp Training Sessions delivered by the Center for Government Excellence (GovEx) from Johns Hopkins University.


  • Problem Solving Using Data & Analytics (9:30 – 11:00 am)
  • Data Storytelling (1:00 – 3:00 pm)

Space is limited, so sign up today for either the morning or afternoon sessions or both! To reserve your spot, login into the GovEx online training platform.

If you have never taken a GovEx course before, you need to create an account. This step is required to get access to the course materials. Please use WWCPopUp2019 as your access code at the registration.

When you log in, look for “WWC PopUp – Salinas” in the course catalog and click to join the appropriate course session. Please also take the time to complete the short pre-course survey – you will see it as soon as you open the course page. Additional resources and updates, including the slides used during the training, will also be available through the “Files” section on your course page upon your registration (the FIles button is on the top bar of your course page).

These trainings are free to local government staff and partners in Salinas and surrounding communities.

MMANC and the City of Salinas will co-host a casual networking lunch at Monterey Coast Brewing between the two training sessions. Registration ($20) for the networking lunch is separate from the training sessions. Please register here for the networking lunch.

About the Trainings
Problem Solving Using Data & Analytics – 9:30 – 11:00 am
Cities around the world are using data to generate insights and address key community challenges. Drawing on best practices from successful performance analytics programs, this workshop will walk participants through a framework designed to help city leaders take a data-driven approach to solving city problems.

Data Storytelling – 1:00 – 3:00 pm
A story can be found virtually anywhere, but a good story has several key elements to make it interesting for the audience. Data serves to help tell a story. It can be added to a narrative in order to explain the impact—a success, a challenge, or even a surprise—in greater detail. This session is designed to enable participants to build a story using data and analysis by identifying successes and communicating more effectively about the impact of the work.

About What Works Cities, GovEx, and the City of Salinas

What Works Cities is an initiative launched by Bloomberg Philanthropies in April 2015 to help cities across the United States enhance their use of data and evidence to improve services, inform local decision-making, and engage residents.

GovEx is a partner in the What Works Cities Initiative located at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, leading technical assistance and strategic trainings for government employees that enhance city’s capacities to leverage cutting-edge data management, performance management, and advanced analytics to improve outcomes for residents across all policy areas.

The City of Salinas was one of the first 100 cities in the US to participate in What Works Cities and is excited to host this popup training. This popup training event follows the highly successful 2018 Regional Innovation Summit, and is the City’s second effort to help raise awareness and share ideas with our colleagues around data driven, smart city concepts. The City continues to implement Evidence-Based Policy, whereby policy decisions are informed by rigorously established, objective evidence and continues to engage with Bloomberg Philanthropies and its partners, to reach its goal of transforming local government.

2019 Tomorrow’s Department Head Forum @ Mitchell Park Community Center
Mar 28 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

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2019 Tomorrow's Department Head Forum Application

  • Tomorrow's Department Head Forum will be held on Thursday, March 28, 2019. The forum is targeted for mid-career managers who are considering or would like to become department heads in local government agencies. The event will feature panels of city managers and current department directors, human resource directors and an executive recruiter. The day will end with speed coaching and a networking reception.

    Preference for will be given to employees who work with an agency located in Santa Clara or San Mateo counties.

    Last day to submit an application is February 21, 2019.

    Selected applicants will be notified by March 1, 2019, and will be provided a link to register and pay the $80 fee.

  • Candidates must have the endorsement of their department director, a city/county manager, or agency chief executive.

MMANC at the Giants Game @ Oracle Park
Jun 29 @ 7:05 pm

Saturday June 29, 2019
7:05 pm

Oracle Park
24 Willie Mays Plaza
San Francisco, CA 94107

$24 per person (MMANC member or nonmember guest)

Join us for an opportunity to informally network with your fellow local government professionals and enjoy America’s Favorite Pastime. Friends and family are welcome. The first 30,000 fans will receive a Dereck Rodriguez Bobble Head. Limited spaces available for this event – register today!

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