Regional Government Services Authority (RGS) is a California Joint Powers Authority (JPA). Under California law, a JPA can be formed by two or more governmental agencies, with the agencies becoming governing members of the JPA. The members of RGS are the Cities of Dublin, Larkspur, Napa, Soledad and Walnut Creek, the Town of Yountville and Citrus Heights Water District. Each agency’s chief executive officer has a seat on the Board of Directors for RGS. Officers of the Board of Directors are elected once per year from the Board Membership. The Board of Directors appoints individuals to assist the Board in overseeing the operation of the JPA, including an Executive Committee and a Finance Committee.
At Citrus Heights Water, Hilary is working with a team of elected officials, a highly-educated and talented staff and customer volunteers to implement a strategy to replace aging water mains, to replace aging water meters and to build-out the District’s groundwater program.
Hilary began his career in public affairs 30 years ago as a college intern at the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation in Atlanta, and he interned while in college for two chambers of commerce in northern California. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of California, Davis and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California (USC).
In addition to his Water District duties, Hilary serves on the Board of Directors for the Institute for Local Government (ILG), a non-profit that researches best practices in local government and provides support to cities, counties and special districts. Hilary just celebrated 20 years of marriage to his wife, Lisa, in April 2020, and is a proud papa to son Zachary.
Board Vice Chair
Liz has previously served as the Deputy City Manager for Napa where she led a variety of major City initiatives including implementing process improvements, policy updates and ordinance amendments to improve services. She has also been deeply involved in labor management, including negotiating contracts with police management, fire and general employees and most recently, fire officers.
Prior to beginning with the City of Napa in January 2020, Liz was a member of the County of Napa team, where she served in a variety of roles, including Deputy Public Works Director, with oversight of the General Services Division. Her responsibilities included management of 70 staff working in diverse service areas including the Airport, Animal Shelter, Fleet, Property Management, Fairgrounds and Real Estate, and oversight of a combined budget of over $21 million.
Liz has extensive background in public service, including experience spanning across many areas of local government and a proven track record of helping to implement process and policy improvements, bring complex projects to successful completion, and lead staff to innovative solutions.
Liz holds a City and Regional Planning Bachelor’s degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Kansas. She is a member of ICMA and Women Leading Government, and has previously served as a Board member for the Municipal Management Association of Northern California (MMANC). Liz is also active in her community participating on school Finance Committees and serving as a youth sports coach.
Steve has worked in local government management for over 20 years. Prior to coming to Yountville in 2007, he served as General Manager/CEO for the North Tahoe Public Utility District which was a sewer, water and parks and recreation special district located on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. Steve previously served as the first Assistant City Manager for the San Francisco Peninsula community of San Bruno where he was responsible for the day to day operations of that organization and also served as the Assistant Executive Director of the San Bruno Redevelopment Agency. Past experiences include roles as Assistant to the City Administrator in Ann Arbor, Michigan and Santa Paula, California as well as Administrative Services Director in Indio, California.
Brent holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in History and a Master of Urban Planning degree from San Jose State University. He is a member of ICMA and the American Institute of Certified Planners. Brent has served on numerous community boards, and is actively involved in the local Little League.
Prior to working in local government, Linda spent a decade working in the private sector as a communications and marketing executive for emerging technology companies in the Silicon Valley, as well as for companies such as Levi Strauss, Visa, Bank of America and the Clorox Company.
Linda is the 2014 recipient of the MMANC Wes McClure Outstanding Assistant Award and the 2017 recipient of the John H. Nail Award from the League of California Cities. Her involvement also extends into the Dublin community where she resides, as a member of Dublin Rotary and vice president of the Board for Dublin Partners in Education. She graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in public relations and a minor in political science.