Frank Benest is the former City Manager of Palo Alto, California.
He is a noted consultant and trainer on rightsizing public
organizations, entrepreneurial government, civic engagement,
leadership development and succession planning.

Frank is available to provide services to your government agency,
professional association, or university. He is also available to
provide coaching for aspiring managers. Frank encourages you to
use this website to access his services as well as various resources.
Read Frank's article Our Out of Whack Tax System from
Governing Magazine. Or his 100+ Career Compass advice columns through ICMA.

White Paper: What's the Future of Local Government?
Recent Engagements and Upcoming Activities
Western City Magazine publishes article "Winning the War on Talent"

Public Management Magazine publishes article "Navigating Through Transitions" by Dr. Frank Benest

Benest Receives ICMA Distinguished Service Award


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