AGENCY NAME: City of Napa
POSITION WITH AGENCY: Administrative Services Manager
DEPARTMENT: Public Works Department
WHY I WANTED TO JOIN THE BOARD: Help bring further awareness and involvement of MMANC to the Napa Valley and throughout the North Bay, to meet new people in Northern California, and help further develop and prepare the next generation of leaders.
MMANC’S TOP TWO STRENGTHS ARE: Professional development and networking.
MY MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE TO DATE: Speed coaching at the Annual Conference.
LOOKING AHEAD TO 2017
I WOULDN’T MISS AN MMANC EVENT IF WE HELD IT IN: Napa Valley, easy commute.
I WISH MMANC WOULD HOST AN EVENT COVERING: Effective communication.
MY WORK & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
MY AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Strategic planning, policy development, consensus building, budget development, environmental/sustainability programs and policies, stormwater quality and integrated solid waste management, franchise administration.
MY DREAM JOB DUTIES WOULD INCLUDE: Stategic planning, policy development, organizational and staff development.
WHAT KEEPS ME EXCITED ABOUT WORKING IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT IS: The direct impact we have on the daily lives of the community.
THE EVENT OR PERSON THAT INSPIRED ME TO WORK IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT: My high school government and philosophy teacher.
WHO YOU ADMIRE THE MOST AND WHY (HISTORICAL OR CURRENT): All the former female City Managers for paving the way for women in local government; their courage and perseverance has dramatically changed the culture and accessibility of the profession.