• USC Sol Price School of Public Policy ‘State of the Service’ Survey

    The State of the Service Survey is a statewide survey of local public servants, conducted by University of Southern California (USC) Sol Price School of Public Policy faculty and researchers with funding from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and the Judy and John Bedrosian Center on Governance and the Public Enterprise.
  • An Executive Interview with Civiltec Engineering’s David Song

    David Song David Song has over 10 years of engineering experience. His expertise is in potable water infrastructure design, engineering, and management. David became the newest partner of Civiltec Engineering on January 1, 2017.
  • An Executive Interview with Civiltec Engineering’s Chris Dusza

    Chris Dusza, P.E. is Vice President, Principal Engineer in Charge, and Company Representative for projects that Civiltec Engineering undertakes in the state of Arizona. Chris joined Civiltec in 1996 and is a certified Floodplain Manager.
  • An Executive Interview with Civiltec Engineering’s Shem Hawes

    Christopher Shem Hawes, P.E., is a Partner at Civiltec and is celebrating his 10-year anniversary this month. We wanted to give Shem a chance to reflect on his time with Civiltec.
  • Executive Interview With Glendale’s Director Of Communications Tom Lorenz

    The City of Glendale is continually praised for their Public Information Office and ability to communicate with residents, media and first responders. Learn some insights on strategic communications and media engagement from Glendale’s Director of Communications Tom Lorenz.
  • Ryder Smith Covers Infographics For MMANC Podcast

    Ryder Todd Smith of Tripepi Smith & Associates discusses infographics and visualization tools with Municipal Management Association of Northern California (MMANC) Vice President and Assistant to the Town Manager Nat Rojanasathira.
  • Daly City, California, City Manager Installed As President Of ICMA

    SEATTLE, WA—Patricia E. Martel, ICMA-CM, city manager, Daly City, California, was installed today as president of ICMA, the International City/County Management Association. She will serve as ICMA President for a one-year term commencing at the association’s 101st Annual Conference in Seattle/King County, Washington.
  • Interview with Steve Harding

    With about 40 years of teaching and working in public policy and administration, Steve Harding’s latest effort has been starting his own personal blog, Practitioner-Scholar. CBJ interviewed Mr. Harding about his new efforts, lessons learned over the years and what his goals are for Practitioner-Scholar.
  • Interview with Sophie Akins – San Bernardino’s New Deputy County Counsel

    In February of 2015, Sophie Akins was hired on as the new Deputy County Counsel for San Bernardino. CBJ interviewed Sophie about her move to the County.
  • Executive Interview: Ken Deck (CUEMA)

    Ken Deck is currently serving as the Executive Director for the California Utility Executive Management Association. In addition to his role at CUEMA, he has been the General Manager for the Rowland Water District for the past eleven years. As the General Manager for the Rowland Water District, Deck manages district operations to provide customers with a safe and reliable water supply. He also provides professional and technical staff support, and assistance to the Board; coordinates all District activities with Federal, State, County, local and private agencies.