Rancho Cordova, CA City Manager Ted Gaebler Receives Special Recognition for 20th Anniversary of Reinventing Government

ARTICLE | May 1, 2012

Ted Gaebler has received a Special Award from the Sacramento American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) in recognition of the 20-year anniversary of his book Reinventing Government. This groundbreaking work, co-authored by David Osborne, called a generation of public managers to action. At the time, the Washington Post called it, "A landmark in the debate on the future of public policy."

It became the best-selling book about government ever published — 800,000 copies sold and translated into 20 languages. This was no academic exercise. Many of the case studies were directly extracted from Ted’s experience while serving as a city manager in Visalia. The ideas were then translated to his work with U.S. Vice President Al Gore on President Clinton’s mandate to “reinvent government.”

Gaebler’s track record for sensible government led to over 30 years of service as an appointed government official in California, Oregon, Ohio, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. In addition to his time at Visalia and his current post as Rancho Cordova City Manager (a position he has had since October 2003), he served two other California cities and was the Chief Executive Officer in Nevada County, California.

For more information, please visit http://www.cityofranchocordova.org/index.aspx?recordid=977&page=19 or contact (916) 851-8700.

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