Dan Keen

Special Advisor
Phone: 408-437-5400

Dan has more than 35 years of experience in local government, including 25 years in management positions. He was the city manager for the California cities of Vallejo, Concord, Novato, Seaside and La Palma. He also worked in planning and management for the cities of Norwalk and Paramount, California. He provides assistance to government leaders in executive performance evaluation.

Following retirement from city government in 2017, Dan has continued to serve the city manager profession as a senior advisor for the League of California Cities and ICMA, a volunteer position providing advice and counsel to city managers along the north coast of California, from Sonoma County to the Oregon border. Dan is a past president of the League of California City Manager’s Department and a former board member of the California City Management Foundation (CCMF). He is an ICMA-Credentialed Manager, and was a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners for 30 years. A frequent presenter at conferences and seminars, Dan also continues to volunteer as a facilitator at CCMF’s annual seminar for new and future city managers, and serves as a mentor to numerous city managers across California. Dan holds a BA in political science and sociology from UCLA, and Masters’ in Public Administration and Planning from USC.