ICMA West Coast
Since 1990, ICMA has had dedicated staff presence with a Western U.S. Director in the West Coast Region. Dave Childs, ICMA-CM, held that position for over four years, before returning to local government in late 2006.
In March 2007, Jim Keene, ICMA-CM, former Executive Director of the California State Association of Counties, and former city manager of Berkeley, California, and Tucson, Arizona, joined ICMA as Director of Strategic Issues and ICMA West. Jim served in this capacity through September 2008, and worked to underscore ICMA's commitment and collaboration with Cal-ICMA. He engaged the Cal-ICMA leadership in launching a monthly professional development update e-newsletter for members and involved affiliate groups in California in the mutual goal to support professional local government managers and the next generation of managers. On September 1, 2008, Jim returned to local government as city manager of Palo Alto.
On March 2, 2009, David Mora, past ICMA president and recently retired city manager of Salinas, accepted the position as ICMA's West Coast Regional Director, on a half time basis. Dave served two full years in the position, leading California and the region during some challenging and rewarding times. On April 25, 2011, Kevin Duggan, retired city manager of Mountain View, began as the newest Wst Coast Regional Director. Please contact Kevin with any questions, comments, or concerns regarding ICMA and its support of the West Coast Region. Additional contacts and staff ressources are listed below.
Kevin C. Duggan, ICMA West Coast Regional Director; firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition, California has five ICMA Liaisons and one ICMA West Coast Regional Vice-President who serves as ICMA Board Liaison.
ICMA West Coast REGIONAL Vice President:
ICMA Headquarters Staff:
Director, State & Affiliate Relations