For more than a decade, he managed the city government public information and marketing activities for Anaheim, California, including an active role in the build-out of more than $5 billion in community and infrastructure improvements.  He also spent several years managing the public information function for an Orange County, California special district that served the needs of more than 1.6 million people, and has consulted for several local governments and private sector companies throughout the course of his career.

In his role as Senior Editor for, Bret is responsible for researching and publishing news and information on a variety of public benefit programs.  He is committed to bridging the knowledge and awareness gap between the public and the government for benefit programs, providing easy-to-use and understandable information that will help people access resources to make their lives better.

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