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Tuolumne CountyCandidate for Supervisor, District 1

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David Goldemberg

Retired Firefighter
2,813 votes (51.69%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Protect Lives and Property by increasing the current levels of Fire Preparedness proactively to ensure the highest level of protection possible - Protect the Public and Employees from COVID-19
  • Provide Responsible Budget Management that will eliminate Deficit Spending to Balance the Budget, while providing complete Budget Transparency for the Public
  • Ensure that members of the Public and other Agencies have good access to their Public Officials - Holding regular Office Hours and Town Hall Meetings is a Key



Profession:Retired Firefighter - 35-Year Career with CAL FIRE
Firefighter, Engineer, Captain, Battalion Chief, Division & Deputy Chief, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) (1972–2006)


Colleges: Cabrillo, California Lutheran, De Anza, Monterey Peninsula, Columbia, San Joaquin Delta, UC Davis 176 Semester Units of College Coursework - 3.75 GPA, Fire Technology (2015)

Community Activities

Project Manager Professional (PMP) Los Angeles, Oregon, NYC Emergency Mgmt., Certified by Project Management Institute (PMI) - 4,000 hours Experience required to take Exam (2008–current)
Volunteer - Fire Preparedness Activities, Apple Valley Estates Homeowners Association (2010–2020)
Vice President & President, Sons In Retirement (SIRS) (2016–2017)


David R. Goldemberg Current Position: Principal Consultant, David R. Goldemberg Consulting, LLC – Consulting specializing in Emergency Services & Preparedness


Personal Strengths/Traits:

  •     Interagency Relations:


o   Strong Interagency Relations background

o   Demonstrated ability to achieve mutually acceptable solutions

·       Organizational Skills:

o   Efficient “Multi Tasking” skills under extremely challenging circumstances

o   Practice that it is best to be “Pro-Active, rather than “Re-Active”

·       Honesty:

o    If mistakes are made, learn from them and move forward in a positive manner

·       Integrity:

o   FairnessPractice “Is this how you would want others to treat you or members of your family?”

·       Change Acceptance:

o   Accept & Adapt to change – If not, will be left behind as others move forward

 Program Manager – Avaya Government Solutions: June, 2011 – May, 2012

 Deliver an Emergency Notification System for the City of New York, Office of Emergency Services (OEM), and the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) – Multi Phase Project – Phase 1 Cutover/Post Cutover, Phase 2 – Add Participants.

 Project consisted of an Upgraded Notification System utilizing multiple methods of Delivery including; Phone (Hard Wire & Cell), Short Message Service (SMS) Text, Email, Fax, Instant Messaging, and Social Networking via Really Simple Syndication (RSS) Feeds. Project GIS enabled to provide Notifications by Geographical areas.


·       Project Management: Supervised Project Manager and jointly worked Project

o   Organize and Manage, Conduct Oversight, Strategic Planning, Schedule monitoring/tracking – Conducted Weekly Status Meetings, Conference Calls, & Web Conferencing – Use of SharePoint for information sharing

o   Project Planning – Develop Communications Management Plan

o   Manage Risk/Issue Logs, and Track

 Fire Department Management Experience: - CAL FIRE - 1971 - 2006

 Deputy Chief Command & Control: Sacramento HQ – July, 2003 - September, 2006


Deputy Chief of Command and Control - Managed Sacramento Command Center (Statewide Command and Control Center) & Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) project. Critical areas in assigning a multitude of resources for emergency incidents on a statewide basis. Oversaw efforts of 2 Regional Coordination Centers and 21 Unit  Emergency Command Centers (911 Dispatch)


·       Coordinate with Governor’s Office of Emergency Services for dispatching of Local, State, & Federal resources to Emergency Incidents throughout the State of California

·       Represented CAL FIRE as Agency Representative in Statewide OES EOC

·       Interaction with the California State Legislative Analyst Office Staff

·       Analysis of proposed legislation affecting CDF Command and Control



Assistant Chief CAD Project Manager: Sacramento HQ - July 2002 to July 2003


Project Manager, Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) Project ($15.1 million project) Upgrade CAD to latest technology. Managed all aspects of complex project. Close interaction and Oversight of Project Contractor, Northrop Grumman, Public Safety Inc. Altaris CAD.


o   21 CDF Emergency Command Centers, & Statewide Training Academy

o   Phase 1 rollout – 10 month statewide implementation

o   Phase 2 rollout – Develop/deploy added Technology Interfaces for CAD to CAD, and Federal Resource Ordering (ROSS) National Wildfire Coordination Group

o   RMS Implemented to address requirements of providing Accurate/Timely reports, Financial Data, Public/Media inquiries, Training, Statistics, & Political Concerns.

o   Monitored Requirements to ensure compliance

o      Evaluate Risk/Issue Logs & conducted weekly reviewsAction items to mitigate o Monitored Testing/Re Testing processes to ensure any software errors corrected o Oversaw development of Maintenance and Support Contract for long term support of new CAD System



Staff Battalion Chief, Emergency Command Center (ECC – 911 Dispatch Center) Chief: Tulare County Headquarters – June 2000 to April 2002


Emergency Command Center Chief/Manager Managed Staff assigned to 911 Dispatch Center - ECC provided emergency dispatching services under contract for 10 separate agencies


·       Maintain Emergency Evacuation Plan to provide for Communications Center relocation while providing continuation of Public Safety Communications – Conduct Drills

·       Monitored/Evaluated staff performance and took corrective measures as required

·       Reviewed Call Logs per request or as applicable based on observations

·       Managed Mobile and Handheld Radio InventoryBudgeted replacement cycle

·       Scheduled Radio Tech Maintenance/Repair of Radio System including Repeater Sites

·       Prepared detailed Reports in response to requests from Internal and External parties (Field & Management Staff, Outside Agencies, County Board of Supervisors, etc.)

·       Project Manager for complete Dispatch Center facility remodelTemporary relocation

·       Completed Emergency Command Center Operations Course (3 Week)

 Field Battalion Chief, Porterville Battalion: Tulare CountyAugust 1995 to June 2000


Field Battalion Chief in command of 6 Fire Stations:


·       Shift Battalion Chief Officer coverage on a wide variety of emergency incidents. Routinely responded to calls within a 2 Battalion area. Assigned Battalion was the busiest Battalion in the County –Incident Commander (IC) on roughly 175 Residential Structure Fires, 6 Major Commercial Structure Fires, 200 vegetation fires, 15 Hazardous Materials Incidents, 12 Multi-Casualty Incidents, and 1 major Flooding Incident.



·       76 College Semester Units Completed, 3.75 GPA

·       Completion of National Fire Academy (FEMA) Coursework in Emergency Management

o   Command and Control of Natural and Man Made Disasters

o   Executive Analysis of Fire Service Operations in Emergency Management

·       Multiple High Level Emergency Management ICS Certifications including; Incident Commander, Operations Section Chief, Finance Section Chief, Safety Officer, Information Officer, Agency Representative, Strike Team Leader (Engine & Crew), & ICS 100/200/300/400




·       Photography:

o   Published 6 times

o   Multiple awards at County, State, and National levels

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Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (3)

  • Stanislaus-Tuolumne Central Labor Council (S/T CLC)
  • Teamsters
  • United Domestic Workers of America (UDW)

Videos (2)

— September 16, 2020 Access Tuolumne - Produced for Candidates as a Public Service - Jerry Day Manager -

During this Video, I discuss my background as well as current issues affecting Tuolumne County. This ranges from Emergency Management (Wildland Fires, COVID-19 Crisis), to many issues concerning the County Budget

— September 16, 2020 Access Tuolumne - Produced for Candidates as a Public Service - Jerry Day Manager -

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