Research & Advisory Services

Mr. Farley provides a wide range of research, policy analysis and program evaluation support to local governments, community organizations, and business and labor associations. His prior work and consulting experience includes:

  • Real estate feasibility and market studies
  • Program evaluation and process improvements
  • Business surveys and local regulatory reforms
  • Demographic analysis and comparative studies
  • Zoning and redevelopment application reviews
  • Grant writing and reporting
  • Corporate relocation and asset management
  • Capital improvement planning and execution
  • Public-private partnership negotiations and execution
  • Real estate work-outs and loan restructuring

Past clients have included Boeing, Blue Diamond Almonds, NEC, Hilton Hotels, municipalities, utilities, developers and private property owners.


Mr. Farley’s career includes leadership positions in both the public and private sectors – including seven years in the City Manager’s office in Sacramento and nine years with Fortune 1000 companies.  He has executed a wide range of innovative community and economic development programs and projects – many of which received regional and statewide recognition for environmental leadership and community collaboration. A substantial portion of his career has involved strategic planning, capital budgeting and financing, and presenting research and policy recommendations to elected officials, advisory boards, board of directors, financial partners, community organizations, and editorial boards.

For more information about my professional background, please visit my LinkedIn profile.


Master of Public Administration; Intergovernmental Management
University of Southern California, Price School of Public Policy

Bachelor of Science; Science Education
Oregon State University, College of Education

Community Service

Current: Editorial Board Advisory Member, Ottumwa Courier
Past Board Member, Nehemiah Community Development Corp., Richmond, Virginia
Past Vice Chairman, Planning Commission, City of San Marino, California
Past Commissioner, Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency
Past Director, Stone Lakes Wildlife Refuge Foundation

Project Awards and Professional Recognition

Women’s Civic Improvement Club of Sacramento, Leadership Award, 2011 (10 years of service to oldest Women’s African American organization in Sacramento).

 Raley Field (Triple A Ballpark), Development Partnership Award of Excellence, 2001, California Association of Local Economic Development; Special Recognition, Regional Partnership Awards, 2002, Sacramento Area Council of Governments.

 Joe Serna Jr. Cal/EPA Headquarters Building, International Earth Award, 2004 – Building Owners & Managers Association; Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award; Design Build Institute 2002 Design Excellence Award; Construction Link Magazine Outstanding Engineering Award; American Public Works Association Award.

 Sacramento Army Depot (First Successful Army Base Conversion), Economic Development Achievement Award, 1996 – Business Facilities Magazine.

 United States Fish and Wildlife Service Commendation, 1995 (for support establishing the Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge).

Teaching Experience

University of Southern California, Price School of Public Policy
PA 542: Public Policy and Program Analysis
PA 521: Public Finance

National University Partnership with El Dorado County, California
PAD 400: Introduction to Public Administration
PAD 403: Government and Community Relations
PAD 622: Urban Studies

Cosumnes River College
MGMT 362, Techniques of Management