On October 1, the Commission on Professional Credentialing (CPC) welcomed Ms. Melissa Stevenson Diaz as a Commissioner representing ICMA. The CPSE Board of Directors unanimously approved her appointment.

Melissa Stevenson Diaz is the city manager for the City of Redwood City, California, a position which she has held since October 2015.

Ms. Diaz has held various executive and leadership roles over her 24-year professional career in local government. Prior to joining Redwood City, she was the assistant city manager and interim city manager with the City of Mountain View. She has held positions in the cities of Freemont and Morgan Hill and was responsible for functions such as human resources, finance and budget, policy analysis, redevelopment and economic development, information technology management, community engagement and communications.

Ms. Diaz holds a Masters of Public Administration from San Jose State University and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Mills College.

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