Palmdale Water District Demonstrates High Performance

As Palmdale Water District prepares for a new election, the District continues to measure its culture to maintain momentum in growing into a high-performance culture. Continue reading

Cucamonga Valley Water District Changes

Cucamonga Valley Water District is moving to Districts from open venue representation. The Board is just beginning to deal with the eventuality beginning in 2020. It could be three Board positions in competition for different roles. Known as one of … Continue reading

Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District is searching for new General Manager

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in engineering, public administration, or related field from an accredited college or university and ten years water industry experience Continue reading

Public Invited to Community Forum Help The City Recruit our New City Manager

The Ridgecrest City Council will host a community forum on Wednesday, August 30 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Kerr McGee Community Center to gather input and discuss issues related to hiring our new City Manager. While all qualified … Continue reading

They City of Coachella Hires New H.R. Manager

Sandy Krause was hired as the new H.R. Manager for the City of Coachella. Previous to various roles for the City of Coachella, Sandy served as Human Resources Manager for the City of Indio. Krause will continue to oversee and … Continue reading

Dr. Mathis Presents Leadership and Mentoring at Fairfield Leadership Conference

The City of Fairfield invited Dr. Bill Mathis to present the last segment of the leadership academy for 2013.  The presentation and workshop centered around Mentoring and Coaching tips for supervisors in all segments of the Fairfield City Team. Dr. … Continue reading

Lifting the Leader’s Load

Helping out with a heavy load shows the people you work with that you’re interested in being part of the team. You need not help everyone with every challenge, but by assisting when you can, you make it clear, even to those you haven’t helped directly, that you’re someone who can be counted on. Continue reading

Hiring Your New General Manager

When the board is faced with the task of hiring a new general manager, there are several factors to consider. Knowing what you’re looking for depends largely on what you’ve seen. Assess the situation. The first thing to consider is … Continue reading

Seven Tips for Self-Management

Sometimes the most difficult person to manage is our self. We can stand apart from others and easily see where corrections are needed or training would benefit, but when it comes time to turn our gaze on our own habits, … Continue reading

When the Board is Unhappy With the Manager

At a recent conference for elected officials, the question was raised: “Are you unhappy with your Manager?” While the attendees’ response didn’t indicate the severity of the displeasure, the large number of hands raised sent chills down my spine.  I … Continue reading


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Palmdale Water District Demonstrates High Performance

As Palmdale Water District prepares for a new election, the District continues to measure its culture to maintain momentum in growing into a high-performance culture. Continue reading

Cucamonga Valley Water District Changes

Cucamonga Valley Water District is moving to Districts from open venue representation. The Board is just beginning to deal with the eventuality beginning in 2020. It could be three Board positions in competition for different roles. Known as one of … Continue reading

City of Pomona Evaluations

All Direct Reports to the Board – City Manager, City Attorney and City Clerk New Mayor Sandoval and Council members took on the task of doing a thorough evaluation, goal setting and recommendation for their direct reports. In an effort … Continue reading

Georgetown Divide PUD – Complete first Strategic Plan

GDPUD recently completed their initial step towards an annual planning retreat. In a difficult time of raising rates for water and the resulting recall election, the necessity of an excellent business plan was a needed to provide spending priorities. New … Continue reading