Dan Rich is a local government leader with more than thirty years of public sector experience, including fourteen years as a city manager. Dan served as Mountain View’s City Manager 2011 – 2019, when he retired. The City of Mountain View is a full-service city with approximately 80,000 residents and 600 employees. It is home to numerous well-known companies including Google, Intuit, and LinkedIn, as well as numerous startups. Dan worked on complex land use projects and partnerships as well as award-winning long-range planning documents. He was a leader on regional pension reform, transportation and Next Gen employee development initiatives. Dan also took pride in fostering effective Council relations and initiating employee wellness and engagement efforts.

Prior to Mountain View, Dan spent six years as the City of Campbell, CA’s City Manager, four years as Assistant City Manager in City of Belmont CA, and nine years in the City of Sunnyvale City Manager’s office. He also spent five years working for members of Congress.

Dan’s proven interpersonal, communication, negotiation, and facilitation skills have served him well in developing highly effective teams over the course of his career and he has been involved with the career development efforts of younger professionals for almost two decades. He is passionate about helping grow talent in the public sector.

He has a strong background in organizational development, strategic planning, and land use as well as extensive involvement in financial management, personnel and policy analysis. Dan provided strategic direction for developing and gaining stakeholder support for three successful revenue measures.

Since retiring, Dan has developed consulting expertise focused on coaching and Council-related projects. In addition to consulting, he has been working part time at Stanford University, teaching a public policy practicum, an introductory Land Use class and a Local Government class. He also volunteers with local non-profits.

Dan is a Bay Area native and received his BA from University of California, Berkeley in Economics and Political Science and has a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University‘s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

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Phone: (650) 387-2074