Mr. Thompson has over 15 years of experience in
municipal government finance and management, with extensive experience in
formulating and managing municipal government budgets, setting municipal level
policy, and in the development and analysis of comprehensive incorporation and
annexation fiscal models. Mr. Thompson’s expertise includes extensive knowledge
of the Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Local Government Re-Organization Act of 2000,
special assessment district financing, state and local government financing
mechanisms and regulations, municipal governmental accounting and capital
financing plans, and specialized experience in new city start-up and transition
processes and cash flow management. Mr. Thompson also is conversant in all
aspects of conducting and analyzing municipal services and sphere of influence
reviews, and in the performance of municipal service fee analysis.
Mr. Thompson’s firm, GST Consulting, was formed
in 2005, although Mr. Thompson recently spent two years with Winzler & Kelly as
a Project Manager and Municipal Financial Analyst until reactivating his firm in
2009. Mr. Thompson has performed fiscal services for several LAFCOs, counties,
municipalities and the private sector throughout the state over the last several
years, and is the author of the CALAFCO white paper “Newly Incorporated Cities-
Successfully Transitioning to Cityhood”.
Mr. Thompson is also a former city
councilman for the City of Rancho Santa Margarita in Orange County having been
elected to the city’s first city council in November of 1999 during the city’s
incorporation election, and has served as the city's Mayor in 2003 and 2009. Mr.
Thompson also served on the boards of two joint powers
authorities and one independent special district in Orange County, and is a
recent past board member of the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board.
Mr. Thompson holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in
Business Administration from California State University, Long Beach and an
Associate in Science Degree from Long Beach City College.