Interim Executive Director
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William "Bill" Chiat
Bill Chiat is Interim Executive Director of the California Association of County Executives, and Dean of the CSAC Institute for Excellence in California County Government. He is also President of Alta Mesa Group, LLC. His expertise spans over 40 years in local and state governments. He served as County Executive Officer of Napa County and Director of Organizational Effectiveness in Santa Barbara County. Bill held executive positions in city and special district governments, including several regional agencies and joint power authorities. At the state level, he served as Executive Director of the Arizona Governor’s Office for Excellence in Government and led the state’s executive education program, and as executive director of the California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions.
Bill provides organizational development, executive development and facilitation services with local governments throughout the West, and is a Lecturer in the University of California-Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy executive programs.
Bill has a B.S. from the University of Minnesota, a M.S. from the University of Michigan and is a graduate of the Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He has research and taught a wide range of courses in public agency leadership, organizational structure, governance and operations.
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Leadership – Agility – Resourcefulness
Bill Chiat works to expand leadership capacity and capabilities of those in public service so they may better serve their communities and advance their vision and agency goals