BIOGRAPHY - CALAFCO by wangping12


Association of
 Local Agency

                                          William S. Chiat
                                                Executive Director

      Bill Chiat (pronounced shy-at) is the Executive Director of the
      California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions.
      He was appointed in September, 2004. CALAFCO provides
      support and coordination services to the LAFCo agencies in each
      county as well as serves as an educational resource to the
      legislature and other state agencies on issues related to growth,
      governance, effective delivery of local services, and preservation of
      agricultural and open space lands.

      Previously Bill served as Chief Executive Officer of Napa County, Director of
      Organizational Effectiveness in Santa Barbara County, and assistant city
      manager in Oxnard. Bill also served as Planning and Development Director for
      the Ventura Regional Sanitation District. At the state level, Bill served under
      Arizona Governor Fife Symington as the Executive Director of the Governor’s
      Office for Excellence in Government.

      Among his accomplishments are the agreements for incorporating the City of
      Goleta and the landmark housing allocation sharing agreements in Napa
      County. In addition to his work with CALAFCO, Bill also consults with a
      number of local governments in organizational development.

      Bill has a bachelor of science from the University of Minnesota and a masters
      of science from the University of Michigan. He is a graduate of the Senior
      Executives in State and Local Government program from the Kennedy School
      at Harvard University. Bill lives in Napa County where he has become a
      recognized connoisseur of California wine!

          LAFCO’s exist in every county and are responsible for coordinating logical and timely
          changes in local governmental boundaries, conducting special studies that review ways to
          reorganize, simplify, and streamline governmental structure and preparing a sphere of
          influence for each city and special district within each county.

                    801 12th Street, Suite 611, Sacramento, CA 95814  916/442-6536 

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