David Boesch

David Boesch

Senior Consultant

Mr. Boesch, Senior Consultant with Ralph Andersen & Associates, brings his extensive experience and distinguished career in public service to a broad range of the firm’s clients. He is a recognized expert in all aspects of local government; including, organizational and community development, performance, and talent management.

Having worked at the executive level for both cities and counties, he has a depth of knowledge across many disciplines. Additionally, Mr. Boesch has experience working in cities with the more traditional Council/Manager form of government as well as strong mayor with at-large and district elected councilmembers.

His most recent position before joining Ralph Andersen & Associates was as CEO with a large government agency that included overseeing a $866 million budget with a staff of 2,900 employees serving a population base of 370,000. Immediately prior to this he was County Manager for another major organization ($1.75 billion budget and 5,500 staff) with a population of 725,000 residents. Other municipal experience included positions as City Manager, Community Development Director, and Planning Administrator.

As a result of his leadership and facilitation skills, Mr. Boesch is well known for being skilled at working collaboratively with both elected and appointed officials as well as a diverse group of stakeholders. Throughout his career, Mr. Boesch has had experience with recruiting and hiring, organizational development, and performance management.

An important element for his career in local government was his early call to public service having grown up in the Washington, D.C. area. In charting his career path, he majored in city and regional planning at the University of Utah in order to build better communities. He later received his MPA from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University to increase his influence in leading organizations.

Additionally, he continues to mentor others and contribute to the next generation. Mr. Boesch has taught public administration at the graduate and undergraduate levels throughout his career. He often lecturers at state associations and as a guest speaker at local government conferences and events. Additionally, he is a 30-year member of International City/County Management Association (ICMA).