Renne Public Management Group (RPMG), a division of Renne Public Law Group (RPLG), is pleased to announce that Eric Figueroa has joined as a consultant. A seasoned local government leader with over 20 years of operational experience, Eric contributes not only proficiencies in leadership, finance, operations and analysis to RPMG’s public sector consulting practice areas, but also an authentic passion for local government.
“With a demonstrated history of leadership in the city management profession, Eric is well-positioned to help municipal administrators and public officials be more effective in serving their communities,” said Executive Director Nelson Fialho. “He also has a unique understanding of the interface between government and the business community.”
Eric joins RPMG from the City of Martinez, where he served as city manager. During his tenure, he created a structure and process that allowed the city to complete a final general plan review, restructured operations, recruited management team members and implemented small business recovery and outdoor dining programs. He also launched and seated a 12-member Anti-Racism and Discrimination, Pro-Inclusion and Equity (ARDPIE) Community Task Force, tasked with reviewing city policies, procedures and programs to ensure a voice for all members of the community.
“The ARDPIE Task Force worked in conjunction with a diversity, equity and inclusion consultant to systematically evaluate established programs and recommend improvements to support equity and inclusion throughout the community,” said Eric.
Eric previously was assistant city manager for the City of San Ramon and assistant to the city manager for the City of San Leandro. As public affairs manager for the League of California Cities, he advanced legislative and statewide advocacy priorities, facilitated meetings between city officials and legislators, built grassroots coalitions and regularly briefed city managers and local elected officials on legislative and policy issues impacting local government.
Eric was drawn to RPMG because it offers the ability to work with not only executive management services but also legal services, through RPLG, and public policy services, through Renne Public Policy Group: “It really covers the full gamut of needs for local government,” he said. “I’m excited to be part of a team that’s growing and emerging to bring a fresh perspective.”
At RPMG, Eric will leverage his skill set to provide support for municipal administrators, including city managers and city councils, with insight on how to build effective relationships between city council members, city managers and city staff members.
“The government that’s closest to the people is the one that’s most effective at solving a problem,” he said. “Municipal leaders’ end goal is to enhance the quality of life of the community that they have the privilege of serving. It’s a hard job; having a team of people who can help is important.”
A past president of the Municipal Management Association of Northern California, Eric has served as at-large representative, vice president, president elect and president of the League of California Cities City Managers Department and as a board member for the California City Management Foundation. Previously chair of the Contra Costa Public Managers Association and a member of the board of directors of the Orange County Business Bank, he currently provides strategic advice as a member of the board of governors of the Rose Institute of State and Local Government at Claremont McKenna College and as an advisory council member of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund San Francisco.
Eric holds a bachelor of arts degree in government and economics from Claremont McKenna College and a master’s degree in business administration from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.