Corporate Partners

We are pleased to partner with a variety of organizations to help MMANC develop local leadership. The MMANC Corporate Partners Program runs from March 1st to February 28th, and provides tangible opportunities for exposure and interaction to northern California’s future local government leaders.

For more information about partnership opportunities, download the 2019 Prospectus or contact Carla Hansen at president@mmanc.org.​

Platinum Partners
HansonBridgett A northern California law firm, Hanson Bridgett has more than 150 attorneys with offices in San Francisco, the North Bay, Sacramento, and Silicon Valley. Its practice groups encompass traditional areas of law such as general business and corporate law, litigation, and estate planning and administration, as well as sustainable business, health care, senior housing and care, construction, intellectual property, labor, and employment and public sector law. Public law has been a principal specialty of Hanson Bridgett for more than 40 years. Hanson Bridgett represents – as general or special counsel – cities, counties, transportation districts, water districts, community service districts, fire districts, hospital districts, joint powers authorities, associations of local governmental agencies, and sanitation districts.
Keenan provides insurance, consulting and financial services to over 900 public agencies in California. Keenan & Associates’ Public Agencies division focuses exclusively on providing innovative solutions for municipalities, counties, local water and transportation authorities and other governing districts.
Management Partners Management Partners is a professional management consulting firm specializing in helping government organizations improve their operations for more than 20 years. We identify problems and best practices that reveal ways to improve operations, and we take pride in delivering a quality product designed for implementation.
Stifel Stifel is a full-service brokerage and investment banking firm, established in 1890 and based in St. Louis, Missouri. The Company provides securities brokerage, investment banking, trading, investment advisory, and related financial services through its wholly owned subsidiaries to individual investors, professional money managers, businesses, and municipalities.
Tripepi Smith is a provider of marketing, technology and public affairs consulting services. Combining years of experience in local government, technology and the marketing fields, Tripepi Smith offers a unique blend of skills to help our clients execute on their goals. The Tripepi Smith team stands ready to help you with your outreach campaigns, video production, content writing, messaging, graphic work, technology infrastructure and websites. It is a full range of services reflecting the breadth and skills of the Tripepi Smith team.
Executive Partners
There’s never a good time for operational downtime — or a good time to fall short on revenue. For governments to serve their communities, they need solutions they can depend on, run by partners who understand how the public sector works.

That’s why thousands of state and local government leaders turn to Avenu. Although our name is new, our roots serving government officials go back nearly 100 years.

We’ve brought together the nation’s leaders in revenue enhancement and administration to deliver scalable solutions designed for each jurisdiction’s needs. From funding insights grounded in regional revenue trends to digital systems that streamline workflows and improve constituent experiences, our solutions are built on proven success at every level of government operation.

Today, Avenu offers more administrative and financial support to government officials than any other organization. And with a responsive, client-focused approach, we foster partnerships that give our customers the certainty they need to accomplish more.

BMA-logo-color Bob Murray & Associates brings a personal approach to providing quality executive recruitment services. Our clients include cities, counties, special districts and other governmental organizations, both large and small. Our success is achieved by working as our clients’ partner to identify their needs and to recruit outstanding candidates for their consideration. A significant number of our clients have requested our assistance time and again as a result of the quality of our work. We look forward to assisting you with your recruitment needs.
Founded in 1983, HdL Companies was established to maximize local government revenues by providing a variety of audits, analytical services and software products. HdL’s systematic and coordinated approach to revenue management and economic data analysis is currently being utilized by over 400 agencies in six states. Services include a variety of audits, analytical services and software products. To date, HdL has recovered a cumulative total of $2 billion in new sales and use tax revenues for client agencies. Consulting services are available for sales, use and transaction taxes, economic development, property taxes, business license fees, transient occupancy tax and cannabis regulation and taxation. HdL also provides a variety of enterprise software processing tools for business licensing.
At LCW, we are not solely lawyers. Rather we work with clients to help them avoid legal problems in the first instance. When legal issues do arise, our attorneys explore practical alternatives to best serve the client’s goals. The success of this approach to counseling is reflected by the fact that 74% of California’s cities, 90% of California counties, 90% of California’s community college districts, as well as numerous special districts, public and private educational institutions, as well as non-profit turn to LCW for advice and counsel.
Peckham & McKenney was established on the premise that an executive search and consulting firm must be dedicated to providing its clients and candidates with professional service, as well as a personal, hands-on approach. Our business philosophy centers upon the understanding that this is a people-oriented industry and that attention to others’ needs is the key to providing excellent customer service. Not only are we committed to providing our clients with well-qualified candidates, but we also take pride in treating both clients and candidates with the utmost respect that they deserve. With over 50 years of combined experience in executive search, management and local government, Peckham & McKenney brings a high level of understanding and service to their clients and candidates.
Renne Public Law Group practices throughout California, advising and advocating for public agencies, nonprofit entities, individuals and private entities in need of effective, responsive and creative legal solutions. We are proud to have former San Francisco City Attorney Louise Renne lead us forward as Chairperson.

Our lawyers provide the tools to strengthen and preserve public services. We empower policy makers to further their policy objectives while minimizing legal risks. Although we are a “private” firm, we work seamlessly with our clients to form a collaborative team with in-house staff to identify workable solutions to complex problems, develop strategy and implement solutions, whether the path is at the bargaining table, city council chambers, the courtroom, or the ballot box.

At Sloan Sakai Yeung & Wong LLP, our goal is to help you solve the complex problems facing your organization so that you can accomplish your mission. Our approach to problem-solving is team-based and multi-disciplinary. Our talent is top notch. Our firm environment is open, supportive, and innovative. Put it all together and you have one of the preeminent firms in the state.

We represent the full spectrum of public agencies in California, in addition to nonprofits and private companies. Our practice areas include labor and employment law, environmental and land use law, general government law, and many other areas. Our approach has proven successful in all our practice areas, whether its handling labor negotiations and arbitrations, facilitating land use and transportation initiatives, or being your advocate in the courtroom.

We strive to be long-term partners to our clients. We give our clients the best thinking from attorneys and consultants who know the most about the issues clients face. We work collaboratively with clients to implement that thinking for success over the long run. We are nimble, with the ability to quickly pull together subject matter experts to address a client’s problem. This allows us to innovate where others are merely adequate. We also have the expertise to recommend practical solutions that minimize risk, while assertively representing clients should litigation arise.

Are you interested in what we can do for your organization? Check out our website at www.sloansakai.com. Explore who we are, what we do, and what we can offer you.

WilldanLogo Willdan Group, Inc. (Willdan) is a provider of professional technical and consulting services that ensure the quality, value, and security of our nation’s infrastructure, systems, facilities, and environment. The firm has pursued two primary service objectives since its inception in 1964—ensuring the success of its clients and enhancing its surrounding communities. In doing so, Willdan has gained a notable reputation for technical excellence, cost-effectiveness, and client responsiveness in providing superior consulting services. The company’s service offerings span a broad set of complementary disciplines that include engineering and planning, energy efficiency and sustainability, financial and economic consulting, and national preparedness. Willdan has crafted this set of integrated services so that, in the face of an evolving environment—whether economic, natural, or built—Willdan can continue to extend the reach and resources of its clients.
Business Partner
CPS_HRConsulting_color_web At CPS HR Consulting, every service we provide, every recommendation we make, is based on improving your agency’s organizational performance. Throughout our 25 years of HR service, we’ve developed unparalleled expertise in the public sector, as well as strategic focus unmatched by any other HR service provider. Applying this combination of knowledge and vision, we’re uniquely capable of helping you maximize your organizational performance.
Since 1991, CSG has exclusively served over 200 public agencies throughout California and Nevada by sharing their commitments to their communities and seamlessly providing a wide range of municipal services and contract staff support–from planning to community preservation. As an employee-owned company and trusted leader in the industry, CSG focuses on building long-term relationships with our client communities through our dedication to the time-honored values of quality of service, integrity and responsiveness.
GovHR USA provides comprehensive executive recruitment, interim staffing, human resources and management consulting services for public sector and not-for-profit clients. GovHR has a seasoned team of executive recruiters, human resource consultants, management consultants, staffing specialists and professional development experts. Owners Heidi Voorhees and Joellen Earl each have more than 25 years of experience in leadership positions in the public sector and in consulting with public sector clients. Since our inception in 2009, GovHR USA has served over 250 clients in 25 states. Established in 2011, GovTemps USA has served over 100 clients with over 230 assignments in 6 states.
Jones Hall is a San Francisco-based law firm devoted 100% to California public finance. Since 1978, Jones Hall been helping cities, counties, school districts, housing authorities, special districts and other public agencies finance public infrastructure through a practice devoted exclusively to municipal finance. Every year, Jones Hall ranks among the top bond counsel firms in California, and is the largest California law firm devoted solely to public finance. With a specialized staff devoted to all aspects of bond financing, its skills run deep. The result is that Jones Hall’s clients enjoy the highest level of service and expertise from its attorneys and staff. Plus, a more collegial group would be hard to find.
Miller Consulting Group Miller Management & Consulting Group is dedicated to the growth and development of individuals and organizations. Practiced in facilitating adult education, the organization’s Principal, Pamela Miller, incorporates over 35 years of private, non-profit, and public sector leadership experience into her human and organizational development work. Formerly the Executive and Institute Director for Continuing Education for Public Officials (CEPO), Pamela has started her own consulting firm and is pleased to be the current Institute Director for the Academy.
MRG, LLC has partnered with over 600 public and private sector clients to rethink their historic, “bureaucratic” practices to create innovative and transformational solutions. What began 10 years ago as a collaboration of six colleagues has grown into a firm of over 70 public sector and subject matter experts who uniquely combine decades of hands-on work experience with investigatory expertise. Together, we develop and implement best practices to overcome complex leadership, governance, human resources, financial management and other organizational challenges. It’s no surprise that over 90% of our work is repeat business
Founded in 2015, MuniEnvironmental, LLC specializes in providing Solid Waste, Recycling, and Stormwater consulting services to communities, non-profits and governmental agencies. Integrity, Diligence and Honesty are our underlying principles in providing ethical and impartial services.

We came together to build an environmental firm that will have a positive and lasting ecological impact on local communities — improving the quality of life for future generations.

With over 50 years of combined experience, our well-rounded team of professionals provides the needed expertise and disciplines to assist our clients in meeting their project goals. MuniEnvironmental, LLC has succeeded in implementing programs that have provided increased recycling rates, auditing services that have recovered unpaid fees, and regulatory compliance programs in the Solid Waste, Recycling and Stormwater industries.

nbs_logo_horiz_spot All public servants walk a fine line between maximizing operational revenue and maximizing the value to residents and constituents. That can be a difficult balance to strike in the best of times. When resources are low and the demand on general funds is high, it can feel impossible. That’s where NBS works most effectively on your behalf. NBS helps uncover opportunities to decrease the pressures on general funds and increase the revenue needed to ensure the quality of life and business for those in your community.

All of NBS’ clients have an ultimate goal of maintaining the highest possible level of service to all who live, work and play in their communities. Our top priority is to do work that reflects that. Whether providing public safety services or ensuring the quality of the transit system, every benefit you provide relies upon stable funding. In situations requiring a deep investigation of funding challenges, local government agency leaders turn to NBS.