William Carlson, Co-Founder Emeritus
Mr. Carlson has 28 years of local government experience in northern and southern California. Until June 2002, he served as the executive director of the California Redevelopment Association and the CEO of Citygate Associates, LLC. Mr. Carlson served as Dave DeRoos’ mentor starting from the time Dave was an undergraduate and continuing over the next 30 years through their partnership together in business. Mr. Carlson has a bachelor of arts degree in Political Science from California State University, Long Beach, Center for Public Policy and Administration. He specializes in redevelopment and economic development programs and projects, intergovernmental relations, and municipal finance.