Romney Institute Alumni Board

Alan Christensen, MPA 1990

Alan Christensen, MPA 1990

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Current Position: Class Rep
Member Since: 2017

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Job Title: Chief Deputy CAO
Company: County of Kern
Location: California, United States


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Alan Christensen has been Kern County’s Chief Deputy CAO since 2015. In his position with Kern County, Alan is responsible for implementing California’s new groundwater management legislation in the nation’s second largest County for agricultural production. Prior to his current position, Alan served as Kern County’s Risk Manager.

Before working in county government, Alan worked as the city manager for the cities of Wasco, Arvin, Hanford, and Woodlake, all in California. He also worked as the Assistant City Manager for the City of Bakersfield, and as the financial analyst for the city of Visalia

Alan received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Brigham Young University, and a Master of Public Administration degree from Brigham Young University’s Romney Institute.

Alan and his family currently reside in Bakersfield, which is located two hours north of Los Angeles and two hours south of Fresno. He and his wife Renee have 5 children.