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Marc Roberts


Marc Roberts will return to the faculty in Fall 2024.

Marc Roberts is a seasoned public manager with strong financial skills, familiarity working with elected officials, and a collaborative team member. Retired from city government in 2022, Mr. Roberts dedicated 36 years of his career to public service, with 22 of those years being at the Executive/CEO level. He is a frequent speaker at conferences - most recently leading the session on Strategic Skills for Project Success at the California State Conference of the American Planning Association. For the last three years he has been one of the volunteer faculty of the California APA Leadership Academy teaching critical leadership skills to mid-career managers. Mr. Roberts has managed a wide variety of transformative land use projects. He was the project manager for the development of the South Livermore Valley Specific Plan, a program that helped revitalize Livermore’s wine country and won a national planning award. As the Community Development Director, he led the team that wrote and implemented the Downtown Specific Plan, a plan that transformed Livermore’s Downtown through dozens of coordinated private and public projects. Roberts is a member of the California Planning Roundtable, a policy research and development resource for the California planning profession to enhance the sustainability and livability of California’s communities.