Christine Butterfield

Senior Manager
Phone: 408-437-5400

Christine has worked in local government since 1992 in California, Illinois and Minnesota.  She has held positions of responsibility in organizations with 1,500 employees and a budget of $500 million (serving a population of 320,000) to communities with only 130 employees (serving fewer than 30,000 people).  Christine has served as an assistant city manager and as community development director.  The latter involved supervising the code enforcement and economic development processes. In this capacity with the City of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, she headed the City’s response to the 2008 flooding disaster, the worst disaster in the history of Iowa and one of the most expensive disasters in the history of the United States. She has experience managing all municipal operations as well as intergovernmental relations, strategic planning and labor negotiations. She also has considerable experience with process improvement and reengineering and has used the LEAN Six Sigma method to make improvements to land use/development entitlement functions. In this regard she oversaw implementation of the first paperless land development submission process. She has a proven ability to lead diverse teams, develop trust and build consensus in a collaborative way.  In addition to her public service, Christine also has 10 years of experience working as a consultant providing strategic planning, economic development and fiscal impact analysis.