City Manager - David Guhin

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David M. Guhin

Mr. Guhin brings nearly two decades of government leadership experience including 18+ years at the City of Santa Rosa where he was tapped to take on several leadership roles as Director of Santa Rosa Water, Director of Planning and Economic Development, Interim Director of Transportation and Public Works, and finally 4 years as Assistant City Manager. Mr. Guhin left the City of Santa Rosa to take a position as the Executive Director of Government Operations for the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, where, since September 2020, he led the oversight and management of the organizational growth including cultural, educational, environmental and social program development.

Mr. Guhin has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering (Environmental) from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Development from Sonoma State University. Mr. Guhin has particular expertise in hands-on project management, community engagement, cross-departmental improvements/process streamlining and implementing efficiencies to increase productivity and support Council Goals. Mr. Guhin led the development of the City of Santa Rosa’s Housing Action Plan, medical cannabis policies, and led the Emergency Operations Center Planning and Intelligence Section during the 2017 wildfires and conceived of and implemented the expedited rebuilding effort, including the web-based permit and parcel components that became a national model.


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