Robert Leland

Special Advisor
Phone: 408-437-5400
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Bob joined Management Partners in 2012, after 37 years of experience in state and local government finance. He was director of finance for 26 years for the City of Fairfield, California; a city known for its entrepreneurial management and long-term financial planning. He has been preparing long-range forecasts and budget models since the early 1980s.  He previously served as assistant finance director for the City of Sacramento, where he managed the city budget, and as a staff consultant to the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee, where he drafted and analyzed legislation and worked on the team implementing Proposition 13 in 1978.

Since 2010 Bob has consulted in his area of special expertise, municipal budgeting and long-range forecasting. He is a leader in his profession, having been elected by his peers as president of both the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers and the League of California Cities’ Fiscal Officers Department. Bob was the recipient of the 2010 Award of Excellence in Public Finance from the California Public Securities Association, which recognizes exceptional work, creativity, service and leadership by a municipal finance professional. He received the Distinguished Service Award from the CSMFO in February 2018, an award given to only 29 persons during that organization’s 61-year history.