Curtis Cannon, formerly a City of Oxnard, California, Community Development Director, is a public sector professional with more than 20 years in the field. Professionals like Cannon understand that dozens of talents are required for successful public and private projects, and one of these talents is technical writing.

Educational Background

Curtis Cannon City of Oxnard graduated from Palmdale High School, Palmdale, CA 1985, Graduated with honors. Active in sports, lettering in Wrestling and Golf. Wrestled all four years and went on to the CA State qualifying tournament in junior and senior years.Attended Antelope Valley College (Lancaster, CA) 1986, and Citrus College (Glendora, CA), 1989-1990. Played on the golf team one year for each school. Graduated with an Associate Degree in Business Management in 1990 from Citrus College.Received a various academic scholarships, and competitive grants to Attend the University of La Verne (Private School), La Verne, CA, and played on the golf team junior and senior years. Made the Deans list every semester in attendance. Graduated with honors with a Bachelors in Public Administration in 1992.Attended California State University Northridge, Los Angeles, CA.

Professional Background

Curtis Cannon City of Oxnard 24 years of public sector experience. Beginning as an intern with the civil engineering firm, Ron Kranzer and Associates (RKA), out of Walnut, California. The firm handled 50% public sector clients, and 50% private sector clients. I worked with engineers and administrative staff to assist the clients with projects, programs and processes.Attended University of La Verne toward a Double Major for a Bachelors in Public Administration and Business Administration. 3 units short of the double major, but graduated in May 1992 with a BS in Public Administration. Management Aide, City of Chino, City Manager's Office.

Professional Topics of Interest and Areas of Expertise

  • Economic Development
  • Redevlopment
  • Affordable Housing
  • Community Development
  • Public Financing
  • Capital Improvement Project Management
  • Technical writing
  • Marketing
  • Financial analysis


  • Community Outreach
  • Redevelopment
  • Government
  • Public Administration
  • Grant Writing
  • Community Development
  • Local Government
  • Economic Development
  • Program Management
  • Grants
  • Urban Planning
  • Land Use
  • Affordable Housing
  • Zoning
  • Intergovernmental Affairs

Current Occupation

Public Sector Consultant. Current assignment. Interim assistant to the city manager, City of Rosemead