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Having spent 45 years in the development of public policy in state and local government, Fred is an expert in state and local finance, government operations, and the history of state and local fiscal relationships in California.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Silva served with the Association of Bay Area Governments, and the Council of Intergovernmental Relations. He was also Chief Fiscal Advisor to the President of the California State Senate for 13 years, and a Senior Advisor on governmental relations to the Public Policy Institute of California for 10 years.
From 1994 to 1996, Silva was executive secretary to the California Constitution Revision Commission, where he directed the staff work and wrote the final report of the Commission. He was also chief consultant to the Senate Local Government Committee from 1975 to 1981.
He has authored nearly two dozen publications and commentaries on government fiscal issues in California.
In 2013, the Sacramento Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) name recognized Silva’s contributions to the state by awarding him the Ross Clayton Lifetime Achievement Award.
Fred holds a bachelor's degree in public administration from San Jose State University.