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graduate: Faculty

Randall Margo, PhD
Title:
Adjunct Professor, Public Administration
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Dr. Margo brings over 25 years of experience as an executive, manager and consultant to local government, including 9 years as Assistant County Administrator for Yuba County. In that capacity he prepared and administered a balanced $160 million operating budget, helped form, finance and manage a joint power agreement to construct a $400 million levee improvement project, initiated and developed County’s Regional Park Master Plan, and negotiated mutually acceptable tax-sharing agreements between the County and cities, and with an Indian Tribe regarding a proposed casino.

 

As Executive Director for the Sioux City Tax Research Conference, a not-for-profit agency serving over 250 businesses in the tri-state region of Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota, Dr. Margo prepared analyses on economic development, education, and tax issues for local businesses, in order to enhance the economic viability of the region. This frequently required public presentations, facilitation of public meetings and forging partnerships among disparate interest groups.

RESEARCH INTERESTS AND AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

Organizational Change

Functional Consolidation/Joint Power Agreements

Program Evaluation

Strategic Planning

Performance Audits

Privatization/Managed Competition Models

Business Process Reengineering

Cost Analysis of Programs, Services and Fees

EDUCATION

  • DPA, Golden Gate University

    BA (political science), University of California

PROFESSIONAL AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Worked for Alameda County, the City of Novato and the County of Yolo. Dr. Margo has served on the finance committee for the United Way of Yuba-Sutter Counties, the Peach Tree Health Clinic in Yuba County, and as a Board Director for Community Action Marin in Marin County.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Senior Fellow, William Jessup University Public Policy Institute