TITLE: Director of IT
COMPANY: City of Concord, Calif.
BUDGET FOR FY 2006-2007: $168 million
CITY POPULATION: 135,000
BEST ADVICE EVER RECEIVED: Find a way to add value to every interaction.
FAVORITE QUOTE: "The system should work for us, not us for the system."
WHY YOU WENT INTO TECHNOLOGY: To help create order out of chaos
FAVORITE GUILTY PLEASURE: Cold Stone Creamery ice cream
LAST BUSINESS BOOK YOU READ: The Tipping Point and Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
FAVORITE PASTIME: Photography and model railroading
BEST PERSONALITY TRAIT: Integrity
WORST PERSONALITY TRAIT: Perfectionism
TECHNOLOGY YOU COULDN'T LIVE WITHOUT: A cell phone/PDA combo
TECHNOLOGY YOU WISH YOU LIVED WITHOUT: Fossil fuel-based internal combustion engines
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