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2016 Consultant in economic development and GIS 

2007-2016    City of Carson, California

Business and Employment Development Manager

§   Direct the city’s programs for business retention, expansion and attraction

§   Primary contact for Carson’s business community providing assistance in technical matters, permit expediting and financing

§   Direct the operations of the Carson Career Center operating under the federal Workforce Investment Act

§   Manage the Neighborhood Stabilization Program and Block Grant

 

 

            2007-Present                          University of Southern California

Adjunct Faculty

§   Instructor for GIS for Policy, Planning and Development in the graduate program of the Price School of Public Policy

 

 

            2005-2009                              City of Lomita, California

City Councilman

§   Elected official representing 20,000 constituents

§   Delegate to the League of California Cities and Contract Cities Association

 

2000–2007                             City of Carson, California

GIS Administrator – City Manager’s Workgroup

§   Develop cutting-edge programs throughout the city using geographic information systems (GIS), including some of the first Internet GIS applications in the Los Angeles region

§   Direct creation of a new city Web site and established Web site for the South Bay Cities Council of Governments

§   Senior member of the Professional Association negotiating team

§   Chair the GIS Working Group of the Council of Governments, serving the city’s needs in transportation, technology and livable communities

 

 

1995-2000                              City of Carson, California

Administrative Analyst (Engineering and Public Safety Departments)

§   Established the city’s GIS program, procuring equipment and data and hiring staff

§   Developed $150 million capital improvement program involving streets, storm drains, street lighting, medians, parks and other infrastructure

§   Responsible for administrative operations of the department

§   Coordinated programs between city staff and the Sheriff’s Department

§   Led creation of a new city collective bargaining unit

 

 

1991-1995                              City of Carson, California

Assistant Planner

§   Acting information services manager by the city manager, leading $1.7 million project to automate city operations, with the implementation of personal computers, networking, new financial systems, and replacement of the city’s telephone system

§   Variety of planning and redevelopment cases, including residential and commercial projects, working with developers and other agencies.

§   Responsible for the city’s Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), including preparation of the city’s housing strategy

 

 

1987-1991                              City of Carson, California

Administrative Program Specialist

§   Assistant to the City Administrator

§   Responsible for preparation of $28 million general fund budget

§   Reviewed and approved all reports to the Mayor and City Council

§   Served as the city’s legislative analyst, reviewing state legislation, preparing city position statements and lobbying for the city’s views

§   Represented management in labor negotiations

Education

1986     University of Southern California

§   Master of Public Administration

1984     University of Southern California

§   Bachelor of Science, Public Affairs

§   Bachelor of Arts, French

1998     California State University, Long Beach

§   Certificate, Geographic Information Systems

Professional Activities

 

Co-author of The GIS Guide for Local Government Officials published in 2005 and numerous articles

2008-Present    Los Angeles County Commission on Local Governmental Services

2010-Present    Member, LAUSD Bond Oversight Committee

2008-2009        Chairman, Contract Cities Association Budget and Audit Committee

2000-2005        Planning Commissioner, City of Lomita

2002-2011        USC Mentor Program

1998-2004        CSULB Extension Instructor  in the GIS program

1991-2006        1010 Development Corporation

§  Founding Board Member of this not-for-profit developer of affordable housing

§  Chairman, Personnel Committee

1988-Present            Municipal Management Association of Southern California

Interests

Community theater (producer of five plays, director of two plays), barbershop singing, old atlases, supporter of the Lomita Railroad Museum.

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