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Board of Directors

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Board of Directors

The Institute’s Board of Directors meets quarterly.

For information about serving on the ILG Board of Directors, see our board membership criteria in the pod at the right.

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Teresa Acosta
Chair

Councilmember
City of Carlsbad

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Brett Channing
Vice Chair and Governance Committee Chair

Deputy City Manager
City of Lake Forest

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Michele Beal Bagneris
Board Member

City Attorney and City Prosecutor
City of Pasadena

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Don Bartz
Board Member

General Manager
Phelan and Piñon Hills CSD

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Virginia Bass
Marketing Committee Chair

Supervisor
Humboldt County, District 4

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Carolyn Coleman
Board Member

Executive Director
League of California Cities

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Monica Davis
Board Member

Municipal Management Association of Northern California Liaison 

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Ruben Duran
Board Member

Partner
Best Best & Krieger LLP

Ruben Duran is the managing partner of Best Best & Krieger LLP’s Ontario office, where he exclusively represents public agencies in the firm’s Municipal Law and Government Policy & Public Integrity practice groups. Ruben brings a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach to the practice of public law. With an emphasis on open government, transparency and complex conflicts of interest issues, as well as elections law, land use and planning issues, he also provides special counsel to many of the firm’s clients.

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Randi Johl
Board Member

Temecula Legislative Director and City Clerk
League of California Cities Board of Director’s Liaison

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James Keene
Board Member

Former City Manager
City of Palo Alto

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Paolo Kespradit
Board Member

President
Municipal Management Association of Southern California Liaison

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Dallin Kimble
Board Member

Mariposa County Administrative Officer
California Association of County Executives (CACE) Liaison

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Graham Knaus
Board Member

Executive Director
California State Association of Counties

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Pat Martel
Board Member

Former City Manager
City Manager’s Department Liaison

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Neil McCormick
Board Member

Chief Executive Officer
California Special Districts Association

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Judy Mitchell
Board Member

Former Mayor
Former Councilmember

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Richard Montgomery
Board Member

Councilmember
City of Manhattan Beach

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Sue Novasel
Board Member

Supervisor
El Dorado County, District 5

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Blanca Pacheco
Board Member

Mayor Pro Tem
City of Downey

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Nat Rojanasathira
Advancement Chair

Assistant City Manager
City of Monterey

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Lydia Romero
Secretary/Treasurer

City Manager
City of Lemon Grove

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Hilary Straus
Board Member

General Manager
Citrus Heights Water District

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Don Benninghoven
Board Member Emeritus

Former Executive Director
Cities Counties Schools Association

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Jerry Patterson
Board Member Emeritus

Member, Board of Trustees
Coast Community College District

Former Member, US House of Representatives
Former Mayor, Santa Ana

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