Quick Take: Greg Larson, Town of Los Gatos, CA

Posted on September 3, 2014

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As we prepare for the ELGL & ICMA joint event at the ICMA Conference, attendees describe the current state of local government, their mentors, ways to strengthen local government, and of course, their dream six-pack. Link: Raise Your Hand If You’re Going “Back to the Future” with ELGL and ICMA.

Background Check

DocumentGreg Larson has been Los Gatos Town Manager since 2007. He has previously served as City Manager of Milpitas, Deputy City Manager of San Jose, and Planning & Community Development Director for both Santa Cruz and Scottsdale, AZ. He has also served as President & CEO of United Way Silicon Valley and as Chief Deputy Controller for the State of California.

Q & A with Greg


1. Name your career mentors.

Les White served as city manager in San Jose and Fullerton, CEO of United Way Silicon Valley, vice chancellor of administration for a community college, and executive director of the Fort Ord Reuse Authority.

2. Describe the current state of local government.

Making a visible difference every day

3. During her presidency, Bonnie Svrcek encouraged ICMA members to do “Just One Thing” for the organization. What’s one thing we can do to strengthen local government?

Act with integrity and creativity

4. In keeping with the beer tasting theme, tell us what we’d find in your ideal six pack.

Alexander Valley Cabernet’s J

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