March 3, 2022 — Best Best & Krieger LLP Partner Ruben Duran has been elected to serve on the board of the Institute for Local Government (ILG). The ILG is a nonprofit training and education affiliate of the League of California Cities, the California State Association of Counties and the California Special District Association, which represent thousands of local agencies across the state.
“For 67 years, ILG has been blessed with exceptional and committed board members. The 2022 ILG board of directors is no exception, but this cohort represents an exciting transition in leadership and a key part of our long-term strategy,” said ILG CEO & Executive Director Erica L. Manuel in ILG’s formal announcement about this news. “Each of our Directors is a leader in their field who brings critical expertise in many areas of local governance. In addition to their professional acumen, we are equally proud to have an increasingly diverse board that reflects the geographic, cultural and jurisdictional diversity of the 2,500+ cities, counties and special districts in our state.”
“I’m honored to join the fine group of servant-leaders who make up the ILG Board, and to collaborate with the ‘small but mighty’ ILG staff who keep the organization running,” Duran said. “The ILG has been a go-to resource for me since my early days as a deputy city attorney. I appreciate the chance to play a role in advancing the ILG’s goals and reach, and to connecting BB&K’s municipal clients – whether cities, counties or special districts – with all that the ILG has to offer.”
Duran and BB&K each have a long history with the ILG. BB&K has been an ILG partner for decades, and Duran has served in numerous roles for a number of years, including as an ILG-designated ethics trainer, and editor and contributor to several of the ILG’s publications.
ILG helps local officials and staff navigate the constantly changing landscape of their jobs by offering training, technical assistance, written resources and facilitation services specifically designed for local agencies. ILG programs cover four main pillars: leadership and governance; public engagement; sustainable and resilient communities; and workforce civics education.