Ignacio Gonzalez was appointed Chair of the SMGB on September 28, 2012. Gonzalez has served as director of planning and development for Santa Clara County since 2012. He was director of planning and building services for Mendocino County from 2008 to 2012. Gonzalez was senior associate at Pacific Municipal Consultants from 2001 to 2008, associate planner for the City of Healdsburg Community Development Center from 1999 to 2001 and planner for Mendocino County from 1986 to 1999. He has been a member of the American Planning Association since 1985, California County Planning Directors Association since 2008 and County Building Officials Association of California since 2011.