“MMANC provides me with opportunities to learn and grow as a local government leader. I can say without reservation that MMANC was instrumental in my advancement from a technical position as a senior engineer with project responsibility, to the Director of Community Development with full oversight of a $35M budget and nearly 300 team members. My involvement on the board, eventually serving as president, provided access to opportunities and connections beyond my expectations.”

Ryan DeVore
2015 MMANC President

In honor of our 71st anniversary, MMANC is celebrating the past presidents that have made our association a success. Next up in our spotlight series is 2015 MMANC President Ryan DeVore.

Ryan DeVore started his career in local government on a whim in 2011, when he decided to try his hand at a senior engineering position for the City of Sacramento. Over a decade later, Ryan is still devoting his time to serving the community and working in local government. He currently serves as Assistant City Manager for the City of Roseville. Ryan applied his value for transparency in local government through collaborations with his peers to develop performance measures of Roseville’s Electric, Environmental Utilities, Public Works and Development Services Departments.

“I’ve learned how interesting, challenging and rewarding our work in local government can be,” Ryan stated. “Now I can’t imagine doing anything else.”

Ryan joined MMANC thanks to recommendations from several city manager mentors. As his passion for MMANC grew, he decided to take on the leadership position we’re recognizing him for today, 2015 MMANC president. As president, Ryan helped co-found the Credentialed Government Leader Program.

“MMANC has provided me the opportunity to build my network and collaborate with other like-minded local government professionals. I have also received great leadership and management training from MMANC,” Ryan added.

Ryan’s achievements are not limited to his leadership and influence at MMANC. Prior to his time with the City of Roseville, Ryan served as the City of Sacramento’s Chief Building Official (CBO) from 2011-2014. As the CBO, he delivered a $550 million Golden 1 Center ahead of schedule, infusing hundreds of millions of dollars of economic development activity into Sacramento’s Central City. Ryan’s passion for helping the Sacramento community continued when he signed on to be the Director of Community Development from 2014-2019. During his time as the Director of Community Development, Ryan initiated the creation of a departmental mission, vision and values for the Community Development Department.

Ryan stated, “I’m very thankful for the people I’ve met and the things I’ve learned through my involvement with MMANC, both as a general member and, most importantly, my time serving on the board.”