Frank Benest is the former City Manager of Palo Alto, California.
He is a noted consultant and trainer on rightsizing public
organizations, entrepreneurial government, civic engagement,
leadership development and succession planning.

Frank is Director and Lead Instructor for the Leadership
Academy of Santa Clara County (Click here for 2014 program
) and the Leadership Academy of Alameda County (Click
here for the 2014-2015 program flyer
). NEW in 2015, Frank
added the Contra Costa County Leadership Academy to his
curriculum. View the 2015 program flyer here.

Frank is available to provide services to your government agency,
professional association, or university. He is also available to
provide coaching for aspiring managers. Frank encourages you to
use this website to access his services as well as various resources.
Read Frank's newest article Our Out of Whack Tax System from
the January issue of Governing Magazine.

White Paper: What's the Future of Local Government?
Recent Engagements and Upcoming Activities
Western City publishes article "Is Your City Council Stifling Innovation?"

Public Management Magazine publishes article "Navigating Through Transitions" by Dr. Frank Benest

Benest Receives ICMA Distinguished Service Award


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