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Who We Are

Fred MeurerFred Meurer (Chair): Retired Army Officer, former Monterey City Manager, Past President of the Association of Defense Communities, and current Sand City Interim City Administrator.

Dan Oliver: Retired Vice Admiral, former President of the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), and current member of the Governor’s Military Council.

Mara-Michelle Batlin: Former Executive Director of The Institute for Liberty and Democracy, (Lima, Peru); former Director of Strategic Planning and Strategic Communications at The International Center for Economic Growth; Co-founder and Producer at Highest Common Denominator Media Group.

Mike Clancy: Retired Navy Civilian, former Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center (FNMOC) Technical Director, and current Military Affairs Coordinator for the City of Monterey.

Dick Elster: Retired NPS Professor, former NPS Provost, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower, and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Resource Management and Support.

Karen Larson: Former Army Officer and current Senior Administrative Analyst for the City of Monterey.

Mary Ann Leffel: Retired banker and former President and CEO of the Monterey County Business Council.

Dino Pick: Retired Army Officer, former Commandant of the Defense Language Center (DLI), and current Del Rey Oaks City Manager.

Hans Uslar: Retired Naval Officer and current Monterey City Manager


Mike Clancy
City of Monterey Military Affairs Coordinator
City Manager's Office
580 Pacific Street
Monterey, California USA
(831) 235-5436 (cell)